SUGAR HILL — A 42-year-old man was found dead in his first-floor apartment in a Sugar Hill building, police said.
The man, whose identity was not immediately released, was found covered in wounds and was declared dead inside his apartment on Bradhurst Avenue and West 152nd Street, police said.
Police were called to the scene after workers got several complaints about a foul odor emanating from the man's room, they said.
Police found the man unconscious and unresponsive at the building , police said, and he was determined to be dead at the scene.
A police investigation is ongoing, and the Medical Examiner's office will determine the victim's cause of death.
Building workers said Saturday that the smell had been present in the building for about a week, but the superintendant contacted the managing agency, a subsidary of the Harlem Congregation for Community Improvement, when it became intolerable late Friday.
The victim had been living in the building for about five years, neighbors said.
"He was a good guy. He was never any trouble and was well liked in the building," said Mark Peterson, 55, the building's superintendant.
A neighbor, Denise, who did not want her last name used, said she had been worried after seeing a UPS notice on the victim's door for a week. "He was a good man, always friendly and cheerful," she said. "There are cameras all over the building, so I hope they find who did this."
Calls to an agent for HCCI had not been immediately returned Saturday.