Authorities say 68-year-old Frank Goggan, who was on the force more than 30 years, was discovered face-down on the living room floor at his home on Seaview Avenue on Thursday.READ MORE: Police Reveal More Details In Death Of 10-Year-Old Ayden Wolfe; Mother's Boyfriend Ryan Cato Faces Murder Charges
His body was found after a concerned resident said he hadn’t seen the normally active man since Monday and called police.
A preliminary autopsy report states Goggan suffered trauma to his head and neck and broken ribs. Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said the victim died from blunt force trauma and asphyxiation due to strangulation.READ MORE: Long Island Rail Road Riders Face Crowded Trains On First Day Of Service Cuts
The assailant gained access to Goggan’s home via forced entry to a window and used an electrical cord to strangle him. The cord was still around Goggan’s neck when his body was discovered.
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