Prosecutors: Elderly man's death ruled a homicide

The death of a 90-year-old man found in his Essex County apartment this week has been ruled a homicide.

A 90-year-old East Orange man was found dead inside his apartment Tuesday. Police say that he was killed.

A 90-year-old East Orange man was found dead inside his apartment Tuesday. Police say that he was killed. (2/10/16)

EAST ORANGE - The death of a 90-year-old man found in his Essex County apartment this week has been ruled a homicide.

Essex County prosecutors announced the finding Wednesday. They say an autopsy determined that Henry Boyd died of compression of the throat and a fracture of the larynx.

The East Orange man was unresponsive when a relative found him on Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Prosecutors have declined to release further details on the death, citing the ongoing investigation.

The county's major crimes task force is leading the probe into Boyd's death.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized 1 Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized chaos'
Connor Mills is today's Scholar Athlete. 2 Scholar Athlete - Connor Mills
87-year-old Inge Goldstein poses with a sign she 3 Women's March event to be held in Pompton Plains
VIDEO: Preview of PNC Art Center's summer shows 4 VIDEO: Preview of PNC Art Center's summer shows
The Jewish community center in Edison was evacuated 5 JCC in Edison temporarily evacuated after bomb threat

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE