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Stairwell fall may have killed Jackson Heights man found dead in home: cops

A man found dead in his Jackson Heights home on Saturday night is believed to have taken a fatal fall, law enforcement sources said.

At around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, EMS units and the 115th Precinct answered the call of an aided person inside 37-15 87th St. Upon their arrival, they found a 57-year-old man inside the house, unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to his head and neck.

EMS transported the victim to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His identity is being withheld pending family notification.

Police sources speculated that the victim fell down the stairs of the location and landed against the door, causing the trauma to his head and neck. However, the Medical Examiner has yet to determine the cause of death.

The investigation is ongoing.

Photos courtesy of Mark Mellone
Photos courtesy of Mark Mellone

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