BROOKLYN (PIX11) — Police who’d been looking for a missing Brooklyn man found his body on freight train tracks in the borough; the 19-year-old victim had a gunshot wound to the head, officials said Thursday.
Deandre Matthews was reported missing on Monday. On Tuesday, police responded to a 911 call for someone on the freight train tracks near Nostrand Avenue and Avenue I. They found a man who was unconscious and unresponsive. The victim, who had significant burns over his body, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators later determined the man was Matthews. He’d suffered a gunshot wound to the head and showed signs of smoke inhalation, officials said.
No arrests have been made. Police have not released any information on a suspect in the case.
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