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Man found dead inside compactor chute at Medgar Evers apartments in Brooklyn

Man found dead inside compactor chute in Brooklyn
Man found dead inside compactor chute in Brooklyn 01:18

NEW YORK -- A man was found dead early Friday morning inside a compactor chute at a Brooklyn apartment building. 

Police said he was discovered shortly after 4 a.m. at the Medgar Evers apartments on Gates Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. 

Investigators are still trying to figure out how he ended up dead after falling into the chute. 

CBS2's Elijah Westbrook asked neighbors about what happened. 

"That's crazy, like wow, I have no words," said Tony Lewis. 

Lewis told Westbrook he heard something a bit startling from police officers. 

"I'm hearing somebody just was looking for their keys or something and fell in the incinerator," he said. "That's all I heard, that's all I know for now."

Police said a surveillance camera sitting above the chute shows the very moment the man was looking in the chute and climbed in. 

His name has not been released, as the investigation continues.

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