The bodies of two men were found in Lower East Side subway stations in the past week or so. Here’s an update from police on the investigations that followed those grim discoveries.
As previously reported, one of the men was discovered inside the Delancey Street station Wednesday morning. Initial reports indicated that he was in his 70s, but police now say the victim was 59. We’re told by cops at the 7th Precinct that investigators have been unable to track down family members. It appears he was homeless. The Medical Examiner is performing an autopsy, but foul play is not suspected.
Meanwhile, police have been looking into another case after a 28-year-old man was found in the East Broadway station this past Sunday at about 8:30 a.m. He was pronounced dead on the scene. They believe he died of “alcohol-related symptoms.” The victim lived on Lafayette Street.
As the Daily News reported, there have been at least half a dozen deaths inside the city’s subway stations in the past three weeks.