Foul odor leads police to dead body with bag on head in Bronx apartment

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Cops found a dead body with a bag over the head inside a Bronx apartment on Saturday evening.

Officers from the 44th Precinct made the gruesome discovery at a building on the 1100 block of Ogden Avenue in Highbridge.

Police were called to the location to investigate a foul odor emanating from the apartment in question. The Fire Department was also called in to help gain entry into the apartment.

Once inside the premises, the officers discovered the unidentified individual, with their head wrapped in a plastic bag at the location. 

Sources familiar with the investigation said police were unable to determine the individual’s gender due to the state of decay. There were also no apparent signs of trauma.

Police did not have an identity of the individual. The body was transferred to the Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The investigation remains ongoing, police said.