ELIZABETH - The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating the death of a 72-year-old Elizabeth man.

Charles Panchery was found in the kitchen of his home on 605 Green St., according to the Union County Prosecutor's Office. He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 9:30 a.m.

People living nearby tell News 12 New Jersey they were surprised to hear about Panchery's death. They say the neighborhood is usually a quiet one.

Authorities are considering the death suspicious while an autopsy is conducted.