Pastor found dead in bay with dumbbell around his neck

A New York City man was found dead in a Bronx area bay around 9:30 am on Thursday.  Police say the man is a pastor at a local church.  He was found with a dumbbell tied around his neck near the docks at the Evers Marina. His death is being ruled a suicide.

The body has been identified as 61-year-old Amaurys Mella, and the marina is located down the street from both his home, and the offices of Letting Christ Be Known Church where he was a pastor.

An autopsy has yet to be conducted, but investigators are suggesting suicide because there was a suicide note in Mella’s car, and due to statements from family members who say he had been a victim of depression.

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