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Bloody Ceiling at NYC Salon Leads Cops to Decomposing Body Upstairs

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    A decomposed body was found in a Manhattan apartment building after a neighbor saw blood coming through her ceiling. Ray Villeda reports. (Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016)

    New York City police discovered a decomposing body inside a Lower East Side apartment Wednesday after the owner of the beauty salon below discovered blood dripping down her ceiling and walls.

    The owner of the salon on Essex Street, near Grand Street, said she noticed blood dripping from the ceiling of her bathroom several days ago. 

    The stench and red leak got worse in the days afterward, and the owner had to cancel all her appointments because it was so nauseating, she told NBC 4 partner station Telemundo-47. 

    The blood finally came pouring down her bathroom walls, covering her bathroom.

    "I called the landlord again he said, 'I'll be over,' but he never showed. So I called 911, they went through the fire escape, pulled the body out -- guy had been there for a week," said the owner, Caridad Alvarado.

    Police say they're investigating. It's unclear how the person died.