A 25-year-old British man who was working as a coach in America has been stabbed to death in
He was found with a severed ear and stab wounds to his torso and neck, police said.
Mr Jones, originally of Tarleton, Lancashire, was declared dead on arrival at
The police force spokesman said officers answering a 911 call had found Mr Jones on the street near 25 West 14th Street. He confirmed a 'homicide investigation' was under way and CCTV footage of a suspect was released to the media.
A spokesman for the New York Red Bulls said: "We are aware of this tragedy and on behalf of the entire organisation, want to send our most heartfelt condolences to Michael's family, friends and loved ones.
"He was a tremendous individual, a fantastic coach who loved soccer and a terrific friend for many of us.
"This is truly a sad day for our soccer community and we will do our utmost to help authorities in their investigation of this case. Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael's family at this time."
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