Newark Police Chief David Christler says it will take time to sort out what led to the death of 27 year old Fredrick Thomas. He was found lying in the grass near BB’s Pizzeria on East Avenue Friday night . Someone called 911 indicating that Thomas may have overdosed. Thomas was first taken to Newark Wayne Community Hospital and then transferred to Strong where he died mid-day Tuesday. As soon as word of Thomas’s death spread, Christler says people started coming forward with stories about a fight.
An autopsy is slated for today