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Body of woman found in garbage can behind Bronx building: police

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Posted at 6:46 AM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 07:16:56-04

BELMONT, the Bronx — Police are investigating after the body of a woman was found dumped in the garbage behind a Bronx building Monday morning.

According to the NYPD, officers responded around 8:30 a.m. to a 911 call for an unconscious woman near 4464 Park Ave. in the Belmont section of the Bronx.

The cops found the unidentified woman unconsicous and unresponsive. EMS also responded and pronounced her dead at the scene, officials said.

The NYPD said Tuesday the body was found inside a garbage can.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death and police said the investigation remains ongoing.

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