From the Times Ledger:
Police in the 115th Precinct were searching for information Friday on the fatal beating of a well-liked Jackson Heights building worker.
On Monday morning between 4 and 9 a.m., Rafael Rodriguez, 53, was assaulted somewhere in the neighborhood, a police source said.
Rodriguez, who worked as a superintendent’s assistant in a building on 82nd Street, was severely beaten about the head and body, the source said. But he refused medical attention when his boss noticed his injuries around 9 a.m., saying he just wanted to sleep, the police source said.
The superintendent next found Rodriguez lying on the floor of the lobby at 5 p.m., Rodriguez was unconscious and unresponsive, the source said.
Rodriguez was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center with head trauma, police said. He was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.
Police are asking anyone with information in the case to call the CrimeStopper hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.