Eleven-Year-Old Boy Found Dead at UWS Migrant Center

Earlier this year, the Stratford Arms at 117 West 70th Street was converted to house migrants. Photo by Bobby Panza.

On Monday night, an eleven-year-old boy was found unresponsive with a shoelace around his neck in the lobby of the Stratford Arms building at 117 West 70th Street, which is currently housing migrant families.

He was found at about 5 p.m. and rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

NYPD officials believe it was a suicide. An investigation is ongoing and the city’s medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

Earlier on Monday, a 37-year-old man was found dead from an apparent suicide in Central Park.

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, counselors are available 24/7 to listen and support you at NYC Well. Call 1-888-NYC-WELL to speak with someone, or visit nycwell.cityofnewyork.us for more resources.

If you live outside of NYC, you can call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.


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