From the New York Post:
A man was found tied up and beaten to death in his Brownsville apartment early yesterday, police said.
A relative found Glenroy Smith, 49, on the floor with bound hands and feet at 592 Thomas S. Boyland Street shortly before 9 a.m., according to neighbor Glen Ford.
"The house was ransacked. Everything was turned upside down," Ford said. Smith had suffered blunt trauma to his torso and head, police said.