Medical Examiner Rules Death of Jersey City Man A Homicide

DEATH OF 40-YEAR-OLD MAN ON STORMS AVENUE IN JERSEY CITY RULED HOMICIDE BY MEDICAL EXAMINER

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

The death of a 40-year-old Jersey City man who was found deceased in his apartment last week following a welfare check, has been ruled a homicide by the Regional Medical Examiner in Newark and is under investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department.

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, just after 1:30 a.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded on a welfare check to an apartment at 44 Storms Avenue, between Howard Place and Monticello Avenue. Responding officers found a lifeless 40-year-old male victim, later identified as Benjamin Stone, who was pronounced deceased at 2:01 a.m. The Regional Medical Examiner ruled the cause of death to be multiple blunt force trauma to the torso and the manner of death to be homicide.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this case. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.

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