MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A death in Maplewood early Wednesday morning, June 7, is being investigated as a homicide, according to a statement from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino.

At about 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Wesley Reason, 53, of Maplewood "sustained fatal injuries when he was assaulted in his Broadview Avenue home," according to Murray and Cimino. Reason was pronounced dead at 3:08 a.m., and the preliminary cause of death is blunt force trauma, stated Murray and Cimino.

No arrests have been made at this time.

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The investigation by the Maplewood Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is active and ongoing. 

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