Authorities are looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of a Binghamton resident.

Police officers were sent to a home at 3 Whiting Street on the city's East Side shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Detective Captain Cory Minor said a death investigation is underway. He declined to release the name of the 63-year-old man who resided in the small single-family home. The man apparently lived in the house by himself.

The residence is located on Whiting Street. It's a short street that runs between Bigelow Street and Fellows Avenue. The street is just north of the Route 17 expressway.

Patrol officers and investigators canvassed the neighborhood after the body was discovered. The man's body was removed from the home just before 4 p.m. Tuesday.

One neighbor told WNBF News the man had lived in the house for at least four decades. He was described as "kind of a recluse" who seldom was seen outside. He apparently continued to reside there after his parents died.

The neighbor said a truck from a local plumbing and heating company was observed in the driveway of the house Tuesday morning.

The house where the man's body was discovered is about four blocks north of the spot where 12-year-old Aliza Spencer was fatally shot while walking with her father and brother last April 21. No arrests have been made in connection with her death.

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