Body Found In Manhole Near Columbus Circle

WCBS 880 Newsroom
October 15, 2019 - 11:28 am
New York City Medical Examiner

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Verizon crews found a decomposing body in a manhole near Columbus Circle early Tuesday morning. 

The grisly discovery was made around 3:30 a.m. at West 58th Street and Eighth Avenue.

Police say it appears the body had been there for days and the victim is likely a homeless person.

The medical examiner will determine the victim's identity and cause of death.