'A Great Man': Cops Probe 'Suspicious' Death of NJ Coach Found Dead in Park - NBC New York

'A Great Man': Cops Probe 'Suspicious' Death of NJ Coach Found Dead in Park

Officials and friends say Anthony Bellos was found dead at Pershing Field park

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    Well-Loved New Jersey Coach Found Dead in Park

    A well-loved coach in New Jersey was found dead in a park in Jersey City and authorities are calling his death 'suspicious.' Wale Aliyu reports. (Published Sunday, April 15, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A well-loved New Jersey coach was found dead at a Jersey City park on Sunday

    • Although prosecutors haven't determined a cause of death for Anthony Bellos, but cops are calling his death "suspicious"

    • Friends and family lined flowers and letters on the bench where he died in Pershing Field Park

    A well-loved coach in New Jersey was found dead Sunday at a Jersey City park and authorities are calling his mysterious death “suspicious.”

    Officials and friends say Anthony Bellos was found dead at Pershing Field park, which is near Manhattan and Central avenues. Prosecutors haven’t determined his cause of death yet and police are trying to piece together how he suddenly died.

    And while authorities probe Bellos’ death late Sunday, the community is mourning his death and lining the bench where he died with flowers and notes saying “thanks Coach Bellos.”

    “It’s shocking,” Jorainey Quinton, a friend of coach Bellos said. “I feel very bad for his wife and his son, his daughter and his grandson, he talked about them all the time, he loved them. Mr. Bellos wouldn’t hurt anybody.”

    Quinton added that Bellos ”was a great man.” 

    "He was always so positive for the children, families, everyone," Quinton said. "He just wanted to see everyone happy, everyone succeed."

    The investigation into Bellos’ death is ongoing.

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