MANHATTAN – The death of a 26-year-old man whose body was found in Central Park face-up with a rope tied around his neck is being called suspicious by police.
Investigators say the gruesome discovery was made around 8:15 Wednesday morning in a meadow behind the Central Park Zoo near East Drive and the 65th Street Transverse.
Paramedics who were called to the park by police pronounced the man dead at the scene. It’s not clear when the man lost his life, but one thing is certain— police believe this was no suicide and the dead 26-year-old man was the victim foul play.
The bustling section of the park is typically busy with walkers, runners, cyclists and pedicabs from sunrise to sunset— and was business as usual by Wednesday evening.
The only sign of unnerving, suspicious death were two police officers in their cruisers stationed nearby.
The medical examiner will ultimately determine the victim’s cause of death— his name is not being released until his family can be notified.
If you were near that meadow behind the Central Park Zoo and saw anything that could help police in their investigation, you’re asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-877-577-8477.