Man found on Hoboken stoop probably died of a heart attack
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HOBOKEN -- The Hoboken Police Department is investigating the death of an elderly man who was found on the front steps of a Bloomfield Street building Monday morning, Chief Anthony Falco Sr. said on Tuesday. (The death is not related to the ongoing search for a missing man, 27-year-old Andrew Jarzyk, who disappeared in the wee hours of Sunday morning after drinking at a local supper club with friends. See links below to that story.)

By Wednesday, police had ruled out foul play. The cause of death was ruled a probable heart attack, said Sgt. Anthony Falco Jr., noting the man was in a seated position when he was found.

The dead man’s identity is being withheld at the request of his family, who live in Hoboken. A medical examiner’s report is forthcoming.

He was found on the stoop of 419 Bloomfield St. Monday morning, said a Hoboken resident who witnessed the scene. Earlier that morning, police had been called to that same man’s home on the 800 block of Bloomfield after residents complained of noise, according to a police report.

The man was unconscious and unresponsive when he was found, but it isn’t clear whether he was pronounced dead by an ambulance crew on the scene or a medical examiner.

The Hoboken Police and Fire Departments were on the scene by 8:30 a.m., the witness said, and a sheet was placed over the body. A spokesman for the Hudson County Prosecutor’s office said that his office was not involved because there is no homicide investigation underway.

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