BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The death of an 18-year-old man found in the basement of a Riverside home has been ruled a homicide, according to Buffalo Police.

BPD officers responded to the first block of Lower East Lane just before 3:20 p.m., where the 18-year-old man was found dead in the home’s basement.

A Buffalo Police spokesperson told News 4 this is homicide number 62 for the City of Buffalo this year.

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A body has been found in the basement of a Buffalo building on Lower East Lane, according to Buffalo Police.

A BPD spokesperson told News 4, officers responded to a call just before 3:20 p.m. in the first block of Lower East Lane. A body was discovered in the basement.

The Erie County medical examiners will conduct an autopsy to figure out the cause of death.

A News 4 crew was on scene and we’re working to learn more.

Patrick Ryan is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2020. See more of his work here.

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