A man walking his dog near Forest Park found a man unconscious and unresponsive.
On Sunday, March 3, around 11:40 a.m., officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of a fire at the corner of Freedom Drive and Park South Drive just off of Woodhaven Boulevard. Police were met by a man walking his dog, who said his dog found the victim. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
According to the New York Daily News, the victim was a homeless man who died when he accidentally caught fire from a blaze he set to keep warm.
The identity of the deceased is pending proper notiication. The investigation is ongoing.