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Irish dad of nine killed in fall from New York apartment

68-year-old Thomas McKenzie was found dead in a Brooklyn apartment building at the weekend.

Updated at 11.49am

POLICE IN NEW York are investigating following the death of an Irishman who died in an apparent fall from an apartment building in the early hours of Saturday.

68-year-old Thomas McKenzie was found in the lobby of the building on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway at around 4am, according to the New York Daily News.

A post mortem was scheduled to take place yesterday.

The father of nine was in the city to visit family members, and was staying with a nephew who lived in the building.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said it had had no contact from the family, but stood ready to provide consular assistance if needed.

Originally posted at 11.51am.

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