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December 27, 2015

Police find South Jersey man lying dead in home

Death considered suspicious as man suffered head trauma

An investigation is underway after a South Jersey man was found dead with a head injury in his house Thursday evening, according to authorities.

Police say that officers checking on the well-being of 45-year-old Lakewood resident Miguel Rivera found him lying dead in a hallway in his home located on Laguna Lane around 8 p.m.

He had suffered head trauma and police are considering his death suspicious in their investigation.

An autopsy was scheduled for Friday but police have not yet released its results.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Officer Michael Mooney Jr. of the Lakewood Police Department 732-363-0200, ext. 5341, or Detective Ray Gardner of the Ocean County Prosecutors Office at 732-929-2027.