Man found dead in Galloway shot twice in face

December 3, 2010 10:14:46 AM PST
Investigators say the body of a man found behind a home on Thursday afternoon in Galloway Township, New Jersey had two gunshot wounds to the face.

According to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's office, Leandro A. Rodriguez, 36, of Hackensack, suffered a gunshot wound below his left eye and another to the left side of his face, according to results of an autopsy performed Thursday night.

Galloway Township detectives responded to 542 South Berlin Avenue at 1:36 p.m. Thursday afternoon for a report of a body found in the backyard.

Upon arrival, detectives located the victim in the back yard of the home.

The prosecutor did not say what may have spurred the shooting or how long Rodriguez's body may have been in the home's backyard before it was found.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor's Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously.