JERSEY CITY - A man's body was found encased in concrete in his Jersey City home after police were asked to check on his well-being.
Homicide detectives from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office arrived at 55 Corbin Ave. today to investigate the death.
Authorities say a building employee who visited the apartment Monday became concerned when another man answered the door and said the tenant was away on a long vacation. Police were then called to the apartment, where they discovered the man’s body under a pile of laundry and a layer of concrete.
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The fire department's hazmat unit was also called in last night to investigate an "unknown liquid" found inside the home.
The victim has been identified by neighbors as a 66-year-old named Bill.