Authorities in Essex County are investigating what caused the death of a man lying on a sidewalk in Newark's West Ward Monday afternoon.
The Essex County Sheriff's Office and Newark Police were notified of the unconscious and unresponsive person lying on the sidewalk near the intersection of South Orange Avenue and Munn around 4:20 p.m.
Police arrived and taped off a portion of the sidewalk near the bodega after locating the victim.
The Essex County Sheriff's Office is handling the circumstances behind the man's death, according to a statement from Newark Police officials.
We will update this report when additional information becomes available.