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Police investigating death of Kew Gardens Hills man

Police are investigating the death of a Kew Gardens Hills man who was found with head trauma in the basement of his home Saturday morning.

Officers found the 56-year-old unconscious and unresponsive about 8:40 a.m. at his 77th Avenue house, police said. He had trauma to his head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The medical examiner is determining the cause death, but, according to published reports, police are treating the death as suspicious after the victim was found with a bruise on his forehead and his pants partially removed.

A 21-year-old man, who was found nearby with some of the victim’s possessions, was being questioned, reports said.

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