A 67-year-old Somers Point man was found dead in his home and authorities say it was homicide.

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner says Somers Point Police did a welfare check at a home on Chapman Avenue Monday night - and found the resident dead.

Tyner says Somers Hickman, 67, was found dead and an autopsy revealed that the "pending cause of death was blunt force trauma."

An investigation is underway and authorities are looking for answers:

Anyone with information, regarding this investigation is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit 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.

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