City police today were attempting to extricate the body of a young male wedged in a chimney of a linen shop in the 3500 block of Eastern Ave. in Highlandtown.
Police were called to the scene, at Kent Linens Warehouse Outlet, about noon. Neighbors said they had been noticing a strange odor at the building for about two months.
Homicide investigators also were sent to the scene.
The body was discovered after a cover was removed from the top of the chimney. Officers using flashlights spotted the body.