Death of homeless man found near a New York City rail yard last summer officially ruled a homicide

Police tape at an undated crime scene.

The death of a homeless man who was found in an Amtrak yard in Manhattan last summer has officially been ruled a homicide.

According to police, at 9:52 a.m. on July 8, 2019, officers responded to a 911 call regarding an unconscious man outside of the train yard, located at 537 West 38th Street. Upon their arrival, cops found 34-year-old Orvin Bennett, unconscious and unresponsive, with trauma to his head.

EMS rushed to the location and declared Bennett dead at the scene. On Feb. 4, 2020, Bennett’s death was officially ruled a homicide.

No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing. 

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