Nassau police at the Maryland Avenue home in Hempstead Monday...

Nassau police at the Maryland Avenue home in Hempstead Monday where the body of a man was found in an upstairs bedroom. Credit: Jim Staubitser

Officers responding to a 911 call in Hempstead discovered the body of a man who had been killed by a blow to the head, Nassau police said.

Police were called to a home on Maryland Avenue just before 11 a.m. Monday for a man not breathing. They discovered a 61-year-old in an upstairs bedroom with a “blunt force trauma injury” to the head, detectives said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by a hospital medic at 11:03 a.m., police said. 

Authorities did not identify the man. The investigation is ongoing.

Detectives request anyone with information about the incident to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. 

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