Reports of a pungent stench emanating from a Woodhaven apartment led to the discovery of a dead man Wednesday afternoon, June 29, according to authorities.
Police from the 102nd Precinct in Richmond Hill responded to a 911 call regarding a foul odor at 76-16 Jamaica Ave. just a couple of blocks south of Cypress Hills Cemetery and were able to gain entrance into the “apartment of concern,” according to the NYPD.
Once inside the Woodhaven home, which is located above a store alongside the elevated J and Z subway line, officers discovered the body of a man that was stuffed under a couch with trauma to his back in the living room.
EMS responded and declared the man dead at the scene, police said.
The NYPD has classified the incident as a homicide investigation after the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the victim sustained multiple stab wounds to his neck and back. The victim remains unidentified and there have been no arrests, according to the NYPD and the investigation remains ongoing.