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.

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.