Body found in basement of New City apartment

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CLARKSTOWN, NY – Police in Clarkstown reported the finding of a body inside a basement on Ruth Drive in New City on Sunday.

According to police, the body’s location inside the home was provided by family members of the victims who were concerned after not hearing from them.

Police arrived to assist in the welfare check, and were notified of an odor coming from the basement of the home.

Family members told police that they had discovered a strong odor coming from a room in the basement of the residence.

“As officers entered the basement they were met by a strong odor and subsequently located human remains in a heavily decomposed state,” police reported. “Clarkstown Police Department – Detective Bureau was notified and has begun an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deceased. The Rockland County Medical Examiner responded to the scene and removed the body.”

At this time the identity of the victim was not released. Police are investigating possible foul play, but at this time, have not provided any details of the investigation.

The Clarkstown Police Department – Detective Bureau will continue to investigate this incident and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call them directly at (845)639-5840

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