Buffalo homicide detectives said Thursday that their investigation of the fatal beating of a man at Stanislaus Street and Woltz Avenue late Monday night could be helped by information from the public. Detectives said an autopsy confirmed that Sean Kent, 47, died of blunt force trauma inflicted by someone just before 11 p.m. Monday.

When Ferry-Fillmore District officers got to the intersection just after 11 p.m. they found Kent dead in the street. Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Police Confidential TIPCALL Line at (716)847-2255 or e-mail the department at