Dead man found in Prospect Park

Dead or alive: A homeless man occupied this camouflaged tent on Quaker Hill in Prospect Park in March. It’s unclear if this was the man police found dead in a nearby encampment on Sunday.
Community News Group / Colin Mixson

Police found a man dead on Sunday in a homeless encampment in Prospect Park.

Officers discovered the unidentified 57-year-old face up inside a tent pitched on Quaker Hill — a woody section of the park between the Long Meadow baseball fields and the Nethermead — after a person alerted them at 2:19 pm, according to a police source.

A makeshift tent camouflaged with leaves and a lean-to filled with discarded odds and ends were found in March near where officers discovered the dead man.

The city’s medical examiner is investigating the body, and the cause of death is unclear.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.

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