Man Found Dead in Bathroom of a Tribeca Jewelry Store

The jewelry store, at Duane and Church streets, was cordoned off Wednesday night as police investigated the scene. Photo: Carl Glassman/Tribeca Trib

Feb. 16, 2017

Police are investigating the death of a 43-year-old man who they say was found dead in the bathroom of a Tribeca jewelry store late Wednesday afternoon. The store, World of Gold and Diamond, at 193 Church St., corner of Duane, remained cordoned off Wednesday night as cops investigated the scene. The Daily News reported that the man was found with a zip-tie around his neck.

Police responded to a “wellness check” at the store at 4:30 p.m. and found the man in the bathroom “unconscious and unresponsive,” a police spokeswoman said. EMS pronounced him dead at the scene. The cause of death is yet to be determined by the medical examiner, she said.

Police were withholding the identity of the man Wednesday night pending notification of his family.