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New Details Released After Man Found Dead Along Shoulder Of Road In Westchester

A body was found in a grassy area on Tuckahoe Road in Yonkers.
A body was found in a grassy area on Tuckahoe Road in Yonkers. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A police investigation has revealed that a man found dead alongside the shoulder of a road in Westchester was shot on Monday morning.

At approximately 8:20 a.m., members of the Yonkers Police Department responded to the vicinity of eastbound Tuckahoe Road by the New York State Thruway overpass on a report of a body discovered at that location.

A passerby had discovered the body and immediately called the police. Upon arrival, responding patrol units observed a male, who appeared to be in his mid-30s, lying on the ground with trauma to his body. The male was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers established a crime scene, and began an intense investigation. Detectives from the Major Case Squad and Crime Scene Unit are actively investigating this incident, interviewing witnesses, canvassing for surveillance video, and processing forensic evidence.

During the course of this investigation, it has been determined that the man was shot numerous times. His identity will not be released at this time pending both notification to his family and the continuance of the investigation.

The Medical Examiner took possession of the body. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Yonkers Police Detective Division at (914) 377-7724 – all calls will remain confidential. One-hundred percent anonymous tips can be sent by texting the keyword YPD plus the tip to 847411. 

Anonymous tips can also be sent through the Yonkers PD Tips app which can be downloaded for free to any Apple or Android device.

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