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Decomposing body found in bushes outside Queens apartment building



A decomposing body was discovered in a patch of bushes in front of a Queens apartment building Sunday.

Police were called to the building on Queens Blvd. near 62nd Ave. in Rego Park just before 12:55 p.m. after residents reported a foul odor.

“It smelled for at least two weeks,” said one resident, who did not provide her name. “It got a little stronger, maybe because it got warmer.”

The person’s body was found in bushes underneath scaffolding and was so badly decomposed, it was not immediately clear if it was a man or a woman.

“I could smell it just passing by, I was thinking it was a dead rat or something like that,” said a resident who only identified himself as Jerry. “I’ve been in this building 27 years and I’ve never seen something like that.”

The city Medical Examiner will determine how the person died.

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