PERTH AMBOY - Investigators in Perth Amboy are investigating an early morning stabbing murder.

According to police, 20-year-old Dennis Xavier Santana was killed near the Las Palmeras restaurant and bar.

Witnesses say someone carried Santana's body across the street after the stabbing, but the person put down Santana's body and left the scene when an attacker approached with a bat.

Friends and relatives of Santana are leaving flowers and candles at a growing memorial on the street where he was killed.