Homicide Ruled Cause of Death in Case of Backyard Body in Bushwick

54 Himrod Street, where the body was discovered in the backyard in October (Screenshot via Google Maps)

BUSHWICK – After identifying a body found in a Bushwick backyard last month as Daniel Rivera, police have now officially ruled his death a homicide.

The body of Rivera, 41, was found in the backyard of 54 Himrod Street on October 6, said police. Ten days later, police had identified the body and notified the family of the man from Bushwick.

Now, one month later, the medical examiner has ruled the death a homicide. No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.


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