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A man’s body was found under a heap of burning garbage on Hendrickson Street this morning.

The NYPD says the victim, a white male who had not been identified by 10 am, was found “inside” a pile of rubbish set ablaze on the side of the Furniture Zone on Flatbush Avenue at 3:43 am.

Firefighters quickly brought the rubbish fire under control — uncovering the victim’s remains in the process, an FDNY official said.

Investigators hadn’t determined how the man died by Thursday morning. An autopsy was being scheduled later today.

Yet nearby residents told the New York Daily News that the victim may have been homeless.

“A lot of homeless people hang around back there,” one man told the Manhattan paper. “It was probably one of them.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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Reader Feedback

LMG from flatbush says:
He wasn't a homeless person, he had a home and a son. It's sickening to know that people can do this to other people. I hope whoever did this burns in hell.
Jan. 23, 2012, 2:30 pm
? from east flatbush says:
how do u know that he wasnt homeless and had a son?
Jan. 31, 2012, 10:07 am
? from east flatbush says:
im hearing things ...think i know...tell me something
Jan. 31, 2012, 10:14 am
? from east flatbush says:
who is it? plase tell me somethng. i have to know. Even though my gut tells me someTHing similar
Jan. 31, 2012, 10:21 am
Caring from Bklyn says:
What's taking so long for them to id the victim? And how do they know he was white?
Feb. 7, 2012, 7:42 am

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