Saturday, April 11, 2015

Squatter found dead inside burnt home

From the Forum:

Firefighters last week discovered the burned body of an unidentified man inside an abandoned Richmond Hill house after extinguishing an early-morning inferno that destroyed the property, according to city Fire Department officials and published reports.

The man—believed to be a squatter, according to a New York Daily News report—was found dead in the attic. The cause of last Wednesday’s blaze that gutted what was left of the building on the corner Lefferts Boulevard and 95th Avenue was deemed suspicious.

City Department of Buildings records shows nine complaints filed on the property, including one from last August which states that a neighbor had indicated that the house “is leaning and looks unstable,” and “may be abandoned and harboring squatters.”


Anonymous said...

Where was their council member?

Anonymous said...

God rest his soul.
what a shame. the beautiful old house is gone too.