Homeless man found dead in Sunnyside
March 13, By Christian Murray
A 72-year-old man was found dead in his car in Sunnyside on Wednesday, according to police.
The man, who police said was living out of his car, was discovered on Queens Blvd and 47th Street, underneath the elevated subway trestle at about 6 pm.
The man, who has yet to be identified, was found by a traffic officer who notified the police.
The police said that they believe the man died of natural causes. However, he is still undergoing an autopsy.
One witness said that the man’s car had accumulated a pile of tickets. The witness said it was only when the traffic officer checked to see why there were so many that he discovered the man was dead.
A police spokesman did not know where in the vehicle the man was located when he was found.