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Man Found Dead Inside Vacant Bed-Stuy Building After Fire, Officials Say

By Noah Hurowitz | October 3, 2017 9:15am

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Investigators found an unidentified man’s body inside a vacant neighborhood building after responding to a 911 call about a small fire there, police said.

Firefighters arrived at 466 Chauncey St., between Thomas S. Boyland St. and Rockaway Avenue, just before 9:30 a.m. Saturday and managed to extinguish the fire within 10 minutes, according to an FDNY spokesman.

The man's body was discovered inside, though it was unclear how he died, officials said. The Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze, and the NYPD is looking into the identity of the man and what how he ended up dead inside the building, officials said.

A cause of death was not immediately available, pending an investigation by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, officials said.

The property is currently vacant, and was bought for just $10,000 in 2014, property records show.

Contact information for the owner, a limited liability corporation with an address on Fulton Street, was not immediately available.