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Police Rule Death of Jackson Heights Man a Homicide: NYPD Update

37-41 79 Street (Google Maps)

June 3, 2019 By Meghan Sackman

The police have determined that a 56-year-old man found dead in his Jackson Heights apartment in February was the victim of a homicide.

Jackson heights resident Rafael Huertas was discovered unconscious on the floor of a bedroom inside his apartment at 37-41 79 Street on Feb. 9 around 7:47 p.m., according to police.

EMS pronounced him dead on the scene.

Police say the medical examiner did not release the cause of death but said that Huertas did not die from natural causes.

No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing. The police did note that there is no sign of gang activity related to the case.

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