Police in Newark are investigating the circumstances behind what caused the death of a man who was found dead in the bathroom of a fast food restaurant late last night in the city.
Emergency responder were called to the franchised chained restaurant located in the 400 block of Springfield Avenue on reports of an unconscious person at around 12:30 a.m.
Crews arrived where they located the unconscious and unresponsive male victim inside the bathroom. The man was pronounced dead at the scene according to reports.
A spokesperson for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office could not immediately confirm a homicide investigation.
Management of the restaurant would only confirm that the victim was taken out of the establishment deceased but could not confirm the identity of the person or whether he worked for the restaurant.
The incident is being handled by The Newark Police Department.