A DECOMPOSED body with a bag over the head has mysteriously been found in a New York City apartment.

The gruesome discovery was made by cops after neighbors reported smelling a foul odor coming from the Bronx flat.

Police were sent to the scene in Ogden Avenue, Highbridge, at about 7.50pm on Saturday.

With the help of the fire department, officers got into the apartment and discovered a dead body.

Their head had been wrapped in a plastic bag.

Sources say police were unable to determine the person's gender as the body was so badly decayed, reports AMNY.

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The body was taken to the medical examiner's officer for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

It remains unclear whether the person died from suicide or foul play.

The police investigation is ongoing.

It comes after cops reported three children had found dead inside a home in Los Angeles on Mother’s Day.

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Authorities arrived at a home in Woodland Hills at at around 7.40am on Sunday and the children were found unresponsive.

The LAPD had responded to calls for an assault with a deadly weapon. 

All three were pronounced dead at the scene and, according to police, they were between the ages of eight and 12-years-old.

Meanwhile, a 15-year-old boy was found dead in an empty lot days after running away from his foster home.

The body of Ace Scott – who had been in the Kansas foster care system since 2017 – was found on April 15.

A cause of death has not yet been released and his death is still being investigated, according to Kansas City Police.

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