- Associated Press - Thursday, February 16, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man whose body was found in the bathroom of a Manhattan jewelry store.

New York Police Department officials say they found the body of 43-year-old Omid Gholian, of Brooklyn, in the bathroom of a gold exchange store in Lower Manhattan around 6 p.m. Wednesday. Police say an emergency medical crew responded to the scene and pronounced him dead.

Police say the man worked at the store. Authorities began searching for Gholian after his brother reported him missing Monday.

Police say the medical examiner’s office is determining how the man died. The investigation is ongoing.

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