Cowbell And Dead Body With Pants Around Ankles Found at Queens Cemetery. Yeah...

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And perhaps a belt...
The body of an Astoria man was found with his pants around his ankles at a Queens cemetery yesterday morning, which is bizarre. The fact that a cowbell was found near his partially nude body makes it really bizarre.

The deceased has since been identified as 42-year-old Robert Zaretz. Authorities say there was no sign of foul play, although his nose had been bleeding prior to his death.

Zaretz's body was found about 9 a.m. yesterday near a headstone at the Calvary Cemetery in Woodside by a mourner paying respects to a loved one. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

It's unclear whether Zaretz's death is a criminal matter -- the Medical Examiner's Office plans to conduct an autopsy later today to try and determine the cause of death.

The NYPD opted to not speculate when asked this morning if there were any theories about what a half-naked man was doing in a cemetery with a cowbell nearby -- and neither will we.

The New York Post caught up with some of Zaretz's neighbors. From the Post:

A neighbor said he'd bumped into Zaretz, who was with his wife and a cousin, Friday night as they were headed into the Knights of Columbus hall to celebrate Zaretz's birthday.

"The three of them were going in to have a drink," said the man, who lives on the same floor as Zaretz.

Another neighbor, Claudio Vasilescu, said he heard shouting inside the apartment later that night.

Check back for updates.
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11 comments
Madeline
Madeline

I am Robert's mother (Madeline), I want to thank everyone who mentioned Robert in a good way, it had broke my heart by losing my son, but to read discusting things said about him in a cemetery, pants down, cowbells, well you can really distroy a person meaning me, I'm having a hard enough time coping with his loss,

BKALLDAY
BKALLDAY

ZAZ WAS A LEGEND IN BROOKLYN SHOW SOME FUCKING RESPECT

John247
John247

This is completely disrespectful. This man worked for me and deserves more respect then this. I hope whom ever wrote this article gets whats coming to them.

Mark A Tortora
Mark A Tortora

This is disgraceful journalism at best. There is no reason to speak about the deceased this way.

sorabji
sorabji

Why is he said to be from Astoria? Is that for keyword buzz? According to other sources he had lived at 50th Avenue near 41st. I don't even think real estate agents would claim that's Astoria. "Cemetery" is spelled wrong in the Tags, and you scraped that image without actually linking to the web site from which you scraped it. That's bad web manners. I can understand some tiny bit of gallows humor in the initial (if inaccurate) reports, but otherwise we should all consider ourselves lucky to die in ways that draw no tasteless ridicule from columnists such as this.

Random101
Random101

Very offensive the news does not have all the. Facts right at all and putting this s**t up doesn't help.

happyface89
happyface89

I think the commentary in this article is extremly distasteful. Especially the picture saying "I gotta have more cowbell" and then adding, "And perhaps a belt..." A bit more respect please.

new54
new54

I understand this is a blog post and Mr. James King (the author) has a right to his own opinion, but when you are disrespecting somebody deceased regarding the manner he was found dead, you've gone way too far. I hope Mr. James King either takes off this article out of respect or at least apologizes and acknowledges that it's unacceptable.

You jerk
You jerk

This is flat out dispicable smh. Rip Zaz

new54
new54

I agree 100%

Freedomofspeech
Freedomofspeech

I know the man! It wasn't even a cowbell, but one of those grave yard flower holders. In all respect, how could you place that ad or what ever you want to call it next to such an unfortunate event. May Robert R.I.P.  Journalism ! Not!

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