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Man Found Dead in Basement of New Brunswick Home ID’d

New Brunswick

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Anthony A. Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department announce today that a 36-year old New Brunswick man has been identified as the person whose body was found in the basement of an abandoned residence in the City.


Officials say Lucas Reyes-Cardona was identified during an active and continuing investigation by the New Brunswick Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.


The investigation began when the victim’s body was discovered in an abandoned residence on Welton Street on April 5th at approximately 9:59 am.


The Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death a homicide caused by blunt force trauma to the head.


The investigation is active and is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Erika DiMarcello of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745- 5200, or Detective Grace Brown of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3373.


Tip information may be provided anonymously by calling 1-800-939-9600 or submitted online at  Tips may also be sent by text messaging 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword: “midtip” followed by the tip information.


Those who provide information will be given a unique numerical code that that allows them to communicate with the program and collect a reward should their information lead to an arrest. All reward amounts are approved and set by Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc.