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."

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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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