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Police find body in Inwood Hill Park

Reports of a decomposed body found by a dog walker.

Police found the decomposing body of a man in Inwood Hill Park this morning.

According to the NYPD, police arrived at the park around 8 a.m. at the intersection of Dyckman Street and Henry Hudson Parkway, where they were directed to the body.

Geoffrey Croft of NYC Park Advocates said a dog walker discovered the body, which was also near a tent, implying that the man may have been camping.

Croft identified the man as Seyed Ali Badakhshan, who had previously been reported missing.

Emergency responders responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene.

“It’s a pretty wooded area,” Croft told Metro, adding that he has seen multiple people camping in the park before. “There’s certainly areas up there that unless you’re specifically going, it’s not surprising based on the terrain and the amount of tree coverage to not find a body for an extended period of time.”

A police spokeswoman declined to give specifics on the scene, saying they were waiting for the medical examiner to determine the cause of death.

 
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