Prosecutor announcing arrest in homeless man’s murder

Story taken from South Jersey Times article by Caitlyn Stulpin

WOODBURY — The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office will hold a press conference announcing charges in the 2016 murder of a homeless man.

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office has scheduled a press conference to talk about a person in custody who has been charged in connection with the death of 61-year-old Sylvester “Buttons” Combs Jr., a homeless man whose body was found in a trailer at an abandoned Swedesboro business.

On April 6, 2016 Combs had been missing for several days when body was found just around 11 a.m. Investigators ruled it a homicide and said he had sustained multiple blunt force injuries to his head.

His death came as a surprise to many. At the time of the murder, those interviewed noted that Combs “didn’t pose a threat,” and “didn’t bother anybody.” Many locals to the area would give him clothes and food, sometimes they would even put him up in a hotel or let him sleep in their own homes on cold nights.

After his death, local businesses collected money to give Combs a proper funeral and a reward of $5,000 was offered for information.