Man found dead in Brooklyn driveway; police investigating

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022
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Police say a man was discovered dead in the driveway at 931 72nd Street in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn around 11:30 a.m. Lucy Yang has the latest details.

DYKER HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A man was found dead in a driveway in Brooklyn Tuesday morning, according to officials.

Police say the man was discovered unconscious and lying on the driveway at 931 72nd Street in Dyker Heights around 11:30 a.m.

"I'm traumatized. Really. All night long I'm going to be calling my grandkids. All night long," Austeria Bolden said.

Bolden tells Eyewitness News reporter Lucy Yang that she saw the corpse, face down, behind the neighbor's house. She will never forget the haunting image.

She says he was lying near a gate straight on the ground.

"He had on short black pants and a yellow top t-shirt, short sleeve," Bolden said.

He was pronounced dead on the scene. The medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death.

"It's awful. Really is awful," neighbor Nancy Tester said.

Tester has lived in this neighborhood her entire life and can't believe how this residential block suddenly turned into a crime scene.

"It's really sad when you walk out the door and you don't feel safe anymore," she said.

It's not clear if the deceased lived here or was related to someone in the house.

Sources tell Eyewitness News a man was seen pushing the victim on a hand truck and dumping the body.

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"I was coming up the block and the police were outside," Robert Tester said.

Police have not yet notified next of kin because they still don't know who died.

They are looking for the person who brought the body here.

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