EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ –The Atlantic County Major Crimes Unit and the Egg Harbor Township Police Department are investigating the homicide of a man whose body was found Thursday by a passerby on the grounds of the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
On August 6, 2020, at 3:02 p.m., a passerby who located the body of 38 year-old Fausto Garcia flagged down Egg Harbor Township Police.
An autopsy was completed on August 7, 2020, and the cause of death was determined to be blunt force lacerations to the head and a deep incised wound to the neck. The manner of death is homicide.
“With so much going on in our world today, some tend to forget that there are bad people out there doing bad things. Although this victim was homeless, he deserved better. The Major Crimes Unit is committed to finding the person, or people, responsible for Mr. Garcia’s murder,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.
A cooperative investigation is continuing by the ACPO Major Crimes Unit and the Egg Harbor Township Police Department.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.