Couple moving into Bronx apartment find body

NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities say a couple looking to rent a new apartment in the Bronx made a gruesome discovery when they found a man's lifeless body wrapped in plastic under a blanket.  Police say 64-year-old Sidney Harris was found Monday night at an apartment on Arthur Avenue.

They say Harris lived in the apartment previously. His body was found wrapped in a shower curtain and blankets with plastic over his head.

Authorities say a man had offered to rent the apartment to two 18-year-olds as long as they agreed to clean it out. He told them the man had been in the hospital and wasn't coming back.

The couple was cleaning out the apartment when they moved a blanket and saw a foot sticking out.  Police say they are continuing to investigate.