Man Found Dead in Riverside Park

By Trevor Kapp on April 27, 2012 12:17pm 

A man was discovered dead in the park at West 59th Street Friday morning, April 27, 2012.
A man was discovered dead in the park at West 59th Street Friday morning, April 27, 2012.
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UPPER WEST SIDE — A body was found in Riverside Park Friday morning, authorities said.

The unidentified male, in his 30s, was discovered dead inside the park at West 59th Street about 6:20 a.m., police said.

It was not clear how the man died, but police at the scene said it appears to be natural causes. A police source added that the man might have been homeless.

A witness said he saw the man in the same spot Thursday morning not moving.

''He was laying out here in a red T-shirt and a hoodie with blue jeans,” said Shon Oliver, 32, noting he's seen the man there before drinking alcohol and listening to a radio.

“The whole time I thought he was sleeping.''

Police at the scene said the man appeared to die of natural causes.
Police at the scene said the man appeared to die of natural causes.
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