Support is surging for the family of a 40-year-old Jersey City man beaten to death in his apartment last month.
More than $13,300 had been raised as of Wednesday morning on a GoFundMe honoring Benjamin Stone.
Stone was Benjamin Stone was found lifeless in his Storms Avenue apartment by officers performing a welfare check on April 27 around 1:30 a.m., and pronounced dead 30 minutes later, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.
The Regional Medical Examiner later ruled the cause of death to be multiple blunt force trauma to the torso and the manner of death to be homicide.
Many adjectives were used to describe Stone including wonderful, caring, hilarious and intelligent -- but most of all, he was remembered as a loyal friend.
"We are greatly devastated by this event which is beyond tragic," the account reads
"We’ve set up a gofundme to give all proceeds to his mother for any financial responsibilities, ie. funeral costs, lawyers, that would be involved with this heartbreaking situation.
"If you can, please click on the link to donate. Thank you for your love and support."
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this case.
No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip.
All information will be kept confidential.
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