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Westchester Dentist Found Dead Inside Running Car

A Scarsdale doctor was found in his car in the Bronx.
A Scarsdale doctor was found in his car in the Bronx. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A Westchester dentist once affiliated with the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx was found dead inside a running car in the Bronx, according to the NYPD.

NYPD officials said they received a report of Dr. Jeremy Wertman, 38, of Scarsdale, sitting in a running car in a parking garage at 2690 E. 188th St. in Fordham Heights about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Police sources say Wertman had an IV tube connected to his foot with a bag filled with propofol, according to the New York Post .

Propofol is the same drug Michael Jackson used before his death. The drug can be highly addictive and its side effects include seizures and death from a loss of breathing.

The New York City Medical Examiner's Office said an official cause of death has not been determined as yet.

Wertman was a member of the Bronx County Dental Society and was formerly affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center until last year

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