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UPDATED: Throop Avenue Man Found Dead in Kitchen

Police say the man had a generator running inside of his house, which could have possibly contributed to his death.

Police have identified a 55-year-old Throop Avenue man found dead in his kitchen on Thursday morning as Rafael Reyes.

According to a press release from the New Brunswick Police Department, police responded at 6:25 a.m. Thursday to the Throop Avenue house and found Reyes unresponsive in the kitchen.

He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and pronounced dead at 6:48 a.m., the release said.

The cause of death is still undetermined, pending autopsy results, however, the running generator was found in the basement of the house and may have been the cause of his death, police said.

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a possibility when gas powered generators are kept indoors or in areas of poor ventilation.

The police department advises residents to be cautious when using a generator, and to run them in areas that are well-ventilated to avoid a buildup of carbon monoxide.

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