Man found dead on Bronx park bench with multiple stab wounds: cops

Medical examiner loads body into van in Brooklyn
FILE – A medical examiner’s crew loads a body into a van.
File photo/Dean Moses

Police in the Bronx are investigating the suspicious death of a senior man found stabbed multiple times on a park bench Sunday morning.

According to police sources, officers from the 52nd Precinct and EMS rushed to Putnam Place and Reservoir Oval East section of Williamsbridge Oval Field at around 5:25 a.m. on June 9 after a 911 call reported a man slumped over on a bench.

Sources familiar with the investigation reported that first responders found a 66-year-old man on the bench surrounded by blood. He had suffered a laceration to his neck and multiple puncture wounds to his upper torso and shoulder.

EMS rushed the wounded man to Jacobi Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police have withheld his identity, pending family notification. The victim’s last-known residence is in the Bronx.

The man’s body was transferred to the Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. 

Police are canvassing the scene and reviewing security camera footage as part of the ongoing investigation. They do not have video of any suspects at this time. The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the incident can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (formerly Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Updated on June 9 at 1:52 p.m.