2005-06-02 / Front Page

BODY FOUND IN CAR TRUNK

Detectives check Mercedes-Benz on East 95th Street near Seaview Avenue. Trunk containing decomposing body is covered with white sheet.                 Charles RogersDetectives check Mercedes-Benz on East 95th Street near Seaview Avenue. Trunk containing decomposing body is covered with white sheet. Charles Rogers By Charles Rogers

Police from the 69th Precinct were called to East 95th Street near Seaview Avenue at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday when neighbors complained that a strange smell was coming from a car that had been parked there for more than a month.

When they opened the trunk of the black 2000 Mercedes-Benz sedan they discovered a decomposing body. Detectives at the scene said that at first they could not determine whether it was a man or woman, according to Sergeant William Herbert of the local Detective Squad.

“We really couldn’t tell because of the way the body was positioned when it was found,” Herbert said.

Detective Lieutenant Dennis McCreight told the Canarsie Courier exclusively that it appeared the body, which was later identified as a man, had been in the trunk for “about six weeks.”

He said it was hard to determine even how the man was killed.“We’ll have to leave that up to the medical examiner’s office now,” he said.

Anyone who might have information is asked to call the 69th Precinct Detective Squad at (718) 257-6215 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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