NYPD: Body found wrapped in blanket, duct tape on Bronx street

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October 19, 2019 - 10:30 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A body was found rolled up in a blanket secured with duct tape on a Bronx street late Friday, police said.

The body was discovered by someone walking near West 183rd Street and Sedgewick Avenue in University Heights around 11:30 p.m.

The area is a quiet spot with many trees. It's right off the Major Deegan Expressway and down the block from Bronx Community College.

The body had been wrapped in a blanket and sealed with duct tape; only his or her head was sticking out, police said.

The victim, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The medical examiner is working to determine what killed the person.

No arrests have been reported.

The body was discovered just weeks after the body of 27-year-old Anthony Lewis was found in a blanket in Harlem. Police said he had died of blunt force trauma to his head.

The body discovered in the Bronx wasn't the only one found Friday in the tri-state.

Police in New Jersey are also investigating the discovery of a man's body along Hurley Pond Road in Howell around 4 a.m. 

The man's death was first investigated as a hit-and-run, but police have since changed their focus in the homicide case.

The man hasn't been identified. Police believe he was in his 20s or 30s.

There's no evidence that the cases are connected.

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