Utility workers discovered a decomposing body inside a manhole in New York City on Tuesday morning, police say.
“Upon arrival, officers observed an unidentified adult male, unconscious and unresponsive, whose body was discovered in a state of decomposition,” the New York City Police Department said in a statement. “EMS responded to the location and pronounced the male deceased at the scene.”
The body – which has not been identified yet – is now being checked by a medical examiner.
It’s not immediately clear how long the body was inside the manhole before it was found.
Police say the investigation of the incident is ongoing.