Detectives in Camden County continue their investigation into the beating of a man last month who has now died from his injuries.

Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez say on Thursday, July 22nd, 60-year-old Eric Ortiz of Camden waved down a New Jersey Transit bus near Broadway and Pine Street in the city and he told the driver he had been assaulted. Ortiz was taken to Cooper University Hospital where he continued to receive treatment until he died from his injuries on Thursday.

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A medical examiner determined the cause of Ortiz’s death was blunt force trauma and ruled the manner of his death a homicide.

Anyone with information that could help police solve this case is asked to call the Camden County Prosecutor's Office at (609) 969-9530 or Camden County Police at (856) 745-0341. Tips can also be emailed to

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