The man, who was not identified, was in his 40s. Police found his body last night around 10. "Officials said it appears that the man died of natural causes," per the Daily News.
One source told the paper that "He was a total hoarder."
The man — known to neighbors as the “box man” — was often seen toting at least five boxes into his apartment each day, but witnesses said none ever came back out.
Updated 2:45 p.m.
DNAinfo reports that the resident was 57 years old. Also:
Neighbors described the man as polite but said he rarely interacted with anyone else in the building beyond the occasional “hello” and “goodbye.”
“He was very quiet,” said a neighbor named Melissa, who declined to give her last name. “I would always offer to help hold the door for him when he came in with his boxes.”
Police said the man’s body showed no signs of trauma, though the medical examiner has yet to determine a cause of death. The NYPD could not immediately confirm any details about the apartment's condition.