††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office

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††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† ††††††Date: March 26, 2010









Please note that a news release sent this afternoon on James A. Clement used an incorrect phone number for the Woodbridge Police Department. The correct number is:


(732) 634-7700


Here is a corrected version of the news release:



Fords man found dead in his home



††††††††† Middlesex County First Assistant Prosecutor Julia McClure and Woodbridge Police Chief William Trenery today announced that authorities are actively investigating the death of an 82-year-old man, who was beaten and robbed in his home in the Fords section of the township.


††††††††† James A. Clement, of 621 King Georges Post Road in Fords, was pronounced dead in his home at 8:36 p.m. on March 25, 2010, after police went to the house to check on him.


Police were dispatched to Mr. Clementís single-family house after an unidentified friend of the victim called police at 7:12 p.m., concerned about being unable to contact him during the day.


††††††††† An autopsy performed today by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office showed that Mr. Clement died from multiple blunt force injuries and that the death was a homicide.


††††††††† An investigation by Detective Tim Laughery of the Woodbridge Police Department and Investigator Scott Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Officer determined that Mr. Clement was robbed during the homicide.


Mr. Clement, who lived alone, was found dead on the floor of his home.


The investigation has yet to determine whether the incident was a random act.


The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Laughery of the Woodbridge Police Department at (732) 634-7700, or Investigator Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-4471.