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Homeless man found dead in Ozone Park apartment

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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 4:55 pm

The body of a homeless man was discovered by police inside an Ozone Park apartment Tuesday evening. Officers from the 106th Precinct responded to a 911 call of an unconscious person inside an apartment at 88-14 Liberty Ave. at 6:25 p.m on Tuesday.

When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the man, whom they later identified as 63-year-old Walter Corcoran, lying on the floor inside an apartment, unconscious and unresponsive. EMS was also called to the apartment and declared Corcoran dead at the scene.

Police say Corcoran was homeless. They did not know why he was in the apartment, nor were they prepared to say how he may have gotten inside. Police add that there were no obvious signs of trauma to Corcoran’s body, but have not ruled out homicide as a possibility. The cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner.

The apartment where the body was found is located a few yards from the 88th Street-Boyd Avenue subway station.

The investigation is ongoing.

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