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Dead Man Found Tied Up, Face Down Inside Brooklyn Apartment: Police

NBC New York logo NBC New York 1/26/2021 Adam Harding
a car parked on the side of a building: A man was found dead, tied up and face down in his Brooklyn apartment, police said, in an grisly crime that has left neighbors shaken. © Provided by NBC New York

A man was found dead, tied up and face down in his Brooklyn apartment, police said, in an grisly crime that has left neighbors shaken.

A man was found dead, tied up and face down in his Brooklyn apartment, police said, in an grisly crime that has left neighbors shaken.

Police said they received a call regarding a robbery around 10:40 a.m. Friday at a Crown Heights apartment complex on St. Marks Avenue. Once inside, they officers found an unconscious man with his arms bound behind his back in the living room of the home, according to investigators. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sources told NBC New York that the 46-year-old had mental health challenges, and was initially found by a home health aide. A neighbor who lived across the hall said the victim was a "good guy, he stayed to himself, he was very independent."

The victim's apartment was in disarray, sources said, but investigators did not know if that was connected to the crime or not.

Days later, police identified the man as Malcolm Holder. A cause of death has also not been found.

Police on Monday arrested two people in connection to the death. Amanda Sylvester, 35, and Sean Idlet, 49, were charged with murder, robbery and burglary.

An investigation is ongoing.

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