GARFIELD, N.J. — Authorities say they believe the death of a man struck by a train in New Jersey is related to the slaying of a male found lying in a pool of blood in a nearby apartment.
Garfield police were called shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday about a man struck by a New Jersey Transit train at Hobart Place in what authorities are calling an apparent suicide.
While investigating that death, police were called just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday about the male dead in a basement apartment in Garfield.
Bergen County prosecutors say the male had been attacked and was the victim of a homicide.
Prosecutors say the investigation is ongoing “but at this time it is believed the two deaths are related.” The names of the deceased weren’t released.