Man Found Dead in Crown Heights Stairwell, Cops Say

By Claire Cameron on September 21, 2013 1:35pm 

 A 65-year-old man was found dead inside his Elmhurst home Thursday night, police said.
A 65-year-old man was found dead inside his Elmhurst home Thursday night, police said.
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BROOKLYN A man was found dead in a Crown Heights stairwell early Saturday, according to police.

Police responding to a 911 call found a man unconscious in the lobby of 954 Eastern Parkway, police said. Upon arrival, officers found a 68-year-old man on the floor of the entrance, unresponsive and with trauma to his head and back, police said.

Rescuers pronounced the man dead at the scene, police said, and the medical examiner will establish the cause of death.

An investigation is ongoing into the incident, said police.

The victim's identity has been withheld pending family notification of the death, said police. 

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