On Oct. 8, 2013, at approximately 3:35 p.m., the Jersey City Fire Department Responded to 55 Corbin Ave. in Jersey City to check on the well-being of a resident in one of the apartments and to investigate a foul odor.
The Fire Department made a forced entry into the apartment and discovered the unidentified deceased man in the bedroom. The man was found with clothing piled on top him and hardened cement on top of the clothing and body. The victim appeared to be in a stage of decomposition, according to the statement released by Gregory.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene by the medical examiner.
A preliminary investigation has revealed that the victim was the resident of the apartment and lived there alone; however, investigators believe a relative may have been staying with him recently.
While the death is considered suspicious at this time, it has not yet been officially ruled a homicide.
A police investigation continues and Gregory’s office is awaiting results from the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
The name of the male is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Unit at (201) 915-1345. All calls will be kept confidential.