“Severely Decomposed” Body Found In Basement Of Joralemon Street Building

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS – The NYPD is investigating the death of a man found in the basement of The Pumphouse Mews co-op building in Brooklyn Heights.

The Pumphouse Mews (Photo: Christopher Bride via Property Shark)

Maintenance workers called 911 after discovering the body at approximately 9:50am on Wednesday morning, a police representative said. When police arrived, they found the “severely decomposed” body of a man inside a water catchment. The building, located on Joralemon Street next to Furman Street and the BQE, was formerly a waterworks facility.

Built in 1907, the one-story property consists of six residences, according to the New York Times.

EMS pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The body appears to have been in the location for “quite some time” the police rep. said. The NYPD has not released the victim’s identity yet.

A medical examiner will determine the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.

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Pamela Wong

Pam was a staff reporter at Bklyner, covering North-Western parts of Brooklyn between 2016 and 2019. She also writes about art at arthag.typepad.com.


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