Authorities seek connections in fatal beating, train death

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Authorities are seeking links after they say a man was found bludgeoned to death inside a Garfield apartment that he shared with another man who had killed himself by jumping in front of a train.

Investigators are still trying to determine what happened in both cases.

According to Bergen County prosecutors, Manuel Buri, 25, of Garfield, was found dead Saturday.

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Authorities say his body was found while they were searching for possible relatives of Manuel Ortega-Pimentel, 55.

Prosecutors say Buri died of multiple blunt force trauma to the head.

His death was ruled a homicide.

Ortega-Pimentel was struck by the train Saturday around 3:50 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say the area where Ortega-Pimentel was struck is not far from the apartment where he and Buri lived.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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