The lifeless body of a homeless man was discovered Friday morning on Carroll Street, behind the ‘Dovid Malka’ kitchen and catering hall.
The body was discovered this morning by an employee. It appears the man was homeless and had made a living space for himself in that spot – unbeknownst to anyone at the establishment.
Emergency workers at the scene said it was obvious that the man had been dead for at least a few weeks. It is very likely that the man froze to death during the ‘polar vortex’ cold spell that gripped the city last month, during which temperatures dropped to almost zero degrees.
Update 15:22 EST – Police sources have confirmed that they do not suspect any foul play. The man was known to area residents to ‘partake heavily’ in alcohol. The man was not seen in a number of weeks, which lead someone to go and check on him – only to discover his lifeless body.
The body was taken to the medical examiner’s officer for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death, which appears to be prolonged exposure to frigid temperatures. Police declined to release his name pending the notification of the next of kin.