Published by on Sep 25, 2020 | Crime & Punishment
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The Bronx Daily | Bronx.com

On Friday, September 25, 2020, at approximately 1447 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious male inside of 827 Underhill Avenue, Apt. 1A, in the confines of the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, responding officers were informed by EMS that they encountered an unconscious and unresponsive 52-year-old male in the basement of the location.

EMS subsequently pronounced him deceased.

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.

Deceased:

Michael Byas
827 Underhill Avenue, Apt. 1
Bronx, NY 10473

There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

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NYPD

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