Police are investigating the deaths of two men who were found early Saturday morning.
Officers from the 110th Precinct responded to a 911 call at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 5 regarding an unconscious man in front of 89-45 Elmhurst Avenue. Upon arriving at the scene, the officers discovered an unconscious Hispanic man — believed to be approximately 40 years old — laying on a basement staircase with trauma to his head. EMS arrived and pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Police have yet to identify the man. A medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death and the investigation is ongoing.
Approximately two hours later, at 8:10 a.m., officers from the 106th Precinct responded to a 911 call regarding an unconscious man near 132-03 120th Ave. in South Ozone Park. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found 50-year-old Rakha Roopnarine laying on a mattress unconscious.
EMS arrived and pronounced Roppnarine — who is believed to be homeless — dead at the scene. A medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death and the investigation is ongoing.