The body was partially wrapped in a plastic bag with a U-Haul blanket thrown over it, police said.
The McDonald’s closed at East 149 Street next to Lincoln Hospital as customers coming for a meal learned the news.
“That’s crazy,” Ronald Simmons said. “I live down the block, for this to happen!”
“This is sad this is happening aside from all the bad things already happening, we should be helping each other not killing each other,” Madeline Cancel said.
Crews carefully removed the remains.
Investigators could be seen with bags of evidence, placing them into the crime scene unit.
A maintenance worker apparently found the man’s body and called police.
How the victim got there and the identity of the victim remain among the many unanswered questions.
The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.
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