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Man found dead in Willets Point identified by police

By Christina Santucci

A 39-year-old auto worker whose nickname was Frijol, or bean in Spanish, was found dead in Willets Point late Saturday night, the NYPD and neighborhood workers said.

According to police, emergency responders were called to the street in front of 127-40 Willets Point Blvd. , where Eighteen Auto Parts Inc. is located, at about 11:30 p.m., and found an unconscious man, who was later pronounced dead.

The NYPD identified the man Monday as Carlos Contreras of Corona.

Police said Contreras had no apparent signs of injury or trauma to his body, and an investigation into his death was being performed.

Several workers said Contreras was originally from Guatemala and did odd jobs with cars at Willets Point.

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