JERSEY CITY - Police are investigating a murder connected to an arson in Jersey City Thursday night.

The fire was on the second floor of a building on Mallory Avenue.

Investigators found the body of 52-year-old Michael Galdieri inside the apartment.

Prosecutors say he was stabbed to death before the fire started.

Galdieri was a community activist and the son of the late state senator James Galdieri.

So far, no arrests have been made.