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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