Authorities Investigate Homeless Man’s Death In Plainfield

PLAINFIELD – The Union County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force is investigating the death of a 28-year-old man who was discovered this weekend in Plainfield, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced Monday.

The body of Juan Chach Tix was discovered Sunday morning in the rear portion of a panel truck, which belongs to the Appliance Arama establishment located at on West 2nd Street. At this point it appears that the victim, a native of Guatemala, was homeless and was living in the back of the truck, said Romankow. After a preliminary investigation, the county medical examiner determined that the victim died of stab wounds. It is unclear how long the victim had been deceased and an autopsy is scheduled for later today.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact Union County Crime Stoppers at 1-908-654-TIPS, or UCTIP plus a text message to 274637. All calls are kept anonymous and information that leads to an arrest and indictment is eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000.

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