BREAKING: 51-year-old man found dead in Hoboken apartment ruled a suicide

HOBOKEN – The man found dead at his Grand Street apartment in Hoboken almost exactly a month ago has been identified by law enforcement as 51-year-old Leonid Markevitch. His cause of death has been ruled a suicide, Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Leo Hernandez told The Hoboken Reporter on Wednesday afternoon.
“On Monday Feb. 1 the Hoboken Police Department responded to 706 Grand St., where they found Leonid Markevitch lying on the ground and unresponsive,” Hernandez said.
Police were originally dispatched on a report of a male in cardiac arrest at approximately 1 a.m. and upon arrival found Markevitch lying on the floor of one of the apartment’s bedrooms. He was pronounced dead shortly after 1:20 a.m., according to a press release from the prosecutor’s office.
According to Hernandez, a post mortem examination conducted on the victim’s body revealed that Markevitch’s cause of death has been determined to be a single gunshot wound to the upper torso. Information over why Markevitch would have committed suicide or if he was depressed was not immediately available.
Some media reports initially said there was a murder at that location, but this was incorrect.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office did not have an update in the case of Matthew Genovese, a 24-year-old who was found dead in the Hudson River after going out with friends on the night of a frigid blizzard in late January (full story can be found at by searching “Into the blizzard, then gone…”) – Steven Rodas

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