Police ruled the mysterious death of a Hudson Valley man a homicide.

As previously reported, on Jan. 2, Poughkeepsie police responded to a home on Wantaugh Avenue for a welfare check on the homeowner whose family weren't able to contact him for several days.

Responding officers found 68-year-old James Griffin with serious injuries.

The 68-year-old homeowner was taken to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital where he underwent brain surgery and was placed in a medically induced coma, police say.

On Tuesday, Griffin died from his injuries.

On Wednesday, an autopsy conducted by the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office revealed Griffin was the victim of a homicide, police say.

The investigation into Griffin’s death continues. However, police say there is no threat to the public.

Anyone who may have information on the activity of Griffin between Saturday, Dec. 30, and Jan. 2, is asked to call the City of Poughkeepsie Police Tips Line at 845-451-7577.

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