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Man found dead in Astoria with mouth full of mulch

August 09, 2018 - 11:45 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Cops are trying to solve the case of a man found dead on the streets of Astoria with mulch in his mouth.

The 48-year-old man was found dead on the sidewalk in front of an apartment complex on 18th Street in Astoria. He was face down with a bruise on his eye and mulch and soil stuffed in his mouth.

The man was rushed to Mt. Sinai Medical Center, but died anyway.

Cops say the dead man and a woman had an argument Wednesday night. At one point, she left the apartment and returned with another man -- possibly a new boyfriend. The new guy and the victim went for a walk, but only one returned.

The man's body was found just before 1 a.m. An autopsy will determine the cause of death.