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Body of man, 22, found near a bench in Central Park just hours before a charity 10k race

  • Man, 22, was found dead in New York City’s Central Park Sunday morning
  • Police are investigating the case as a possible suicide as the man was found with a belt wrapped around his neck 
  • The discovery came just hours before the UAE Healthy Kidney 10k race was set to start in the park 

A 22-year-old man has been found dead in New York City’s Central Park just hours before a charity 10k race Sunday morning.  

The man was found with a belt wrapped around his neck and police say it is being investigated as a possible suicide.

He was unconscious and on the ground near a park bench when a person walking their dog spotted him and called police around 6.30am.

The discovery came hours before the UAE Healthy Kidney 10k race was set to start in Central Park at 9am.

A 22-year-old man was found dead in New York City’s Central Park Sunday morning with a belt wrapped around his neck; file image

The identity of the man will be released once the family is notified. 

No suicide note was found at the scene at East 96 Street and 5th Avenue, according to police. 

EMS pronounced the man dead at the scene and the Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause of death. 

The apparent suicide did not hinder the 10k race sponsored by the New York Road Runners.

This is the 14th year of the annual race created to promote education and awareness of kidney health and kidney disease. 

  • For confidential support call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255 
The discovery came just hours before the UAE Healthy Kidney 10k race was set to start in the park

The discovery came just hours before the UAE Healthy Kidney 10k race was set to start in the park

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