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Monday, May 16, 2011

7th murder of 2011 over weekend

Plainfield's 7th homicide of 2011 reported at 1348 West Front on Sunday.
A Plainfield Today reader advised around noon on Sunday that there was a fatality at 1348 West Front Street. Was later told the body of a male was discovered inside the building and that it was confirmed as a homicide.

I drove by mid-afternoon and saw the Union County Sheriff's crime scene unit at the multi-story apartment building near the corner of West Front and Johannis Place, across from the old Mack plant.

As of late afternoon I was unable to get more information except to be told that the original suggestion the victim had been shot would need to await the outcome of an autopsy slated for Monday.

Will post more as information becomes available.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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