KEARNY – City Councilman Jonathan Giordano was discovered lifeless in a burning automotive parked close to his household-owned enterprise, sources stated.
Giordano, who represented the city’s 2nd Ward, was 50. His dying was reported by The Jersey Journal on NJ.com yesterday, however Kearny officers have declined to verify how he died.
Kearny Hearth Chief Steven Dyl stated a automotive hearth was reported at fifty one Arlington Ave. shortly earlier than 1 p.m. on Saturday. Firefighters on scene discovered a closely concerned Volkswagen Beetle with a physique inside. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Workplace was contacted and is dealing with the investigation.
Sources have recognized the sufferer as Giordano, who took workplace in 2015.
When requested if Giordano was contained in the automotive, Dyl stated he couldn’t determine the sufferer, however stated the division is “deeply saddened” by the councilman’s dying.
The Kearny Police Division directed all inquiries to the Prosecutor’s Workplace. A Prosecutor’s Workplace spokesman confirmed the division was investigating a physique present in Kearny automotive hearth, however didn’t present the sufferer’s identify.
Giordano was the third-era proprietor of West Hudson Millwork, situated simply ft away from the place the automotive hearth was reported.
There was virtually no signal of fireside on Arlington Avenue – a brief lifeless finish road off Schuyler Avenue – on Sunday afternoon, excluding an enormous pile of slush in entrance of a close-by hearth hydrant.
Mayor Al Santos described Giordano as somebody who did a “good job” serving the group. Reached by telephone later within the day to see if he might affirm Giordano was discovered contained in the automotive, the mayor stated “I am not going to touch upon the small print of his dying, I can not do this.”
Further info was not instantly out there.