Carteret homicide under investigation

Carteret Police Chief John Pieczyski said today authorities are investigating the fatal beating of a borough man.

Hector W. Torres, 59, was pronounced dead at 12:03 a.m. on October 12, 2016 in the first-floor home he rented on Holly Street in the borough.

Police were dispatched to the two-family house on October 11, 2016 at 11:34 p.m. after an unidentified witness contacted police.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the victim died from blunt impact injury to his head.

No arrests have been made. For investigative reasons, a decision was made not to disclose the homicide until today.

The investigation by Detective Thomas O’Connor of the Carteret Police Department and Detective Joseph Chesseri of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is active and is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective O’Connor of the Carteret Police Department at (732) 541-3863, or Detective Chesseri of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3115.


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