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Single Bronx dad dies 6 days after men bash his head on sidewalk


A 35-year-old single dad who was jumped outside his Bronx home and suffered a fractured skull has died, police said Wednesday.


Philip Roseburgh got into a quarrel with two men outside his apartment building on Garden St. near Prospect Ave. in Belmont about 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20. His adversaries punched him to the ground and pounded his head against the sidewalk before taking off, according to cops.


Medics rushed Roseburgh to St. Barnabas Hospital with a fractured skull. He died there six days later.


On Tuesday the city Medical Examiner deemed his death a homicide from blunt force trauma after conducting an autopsy.


There have been no arrests in the case. Detectives are talking to witnesses and poring over surveillance videos.

Roseburgh had gotten into a quarrel with two men outside his apartment building on Garden St. near Prospect Ave. in Belmont.

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Roseburgh, a father of three, was widely liked in his building, his neighbors told the Daily News the day after he was attacked.


“He always had his kids with him 100% of the time,” neighbor Preston Brown said Feb. 21. “He was a great dad, amazing. In summertime, he’d pull his grill out back, cooking with his kids and offering everyone food.”


“He’s never been involved in anything that would get him attacked,” the victim’s first cousin Anthony Roseburgh said when the victim was hospitalized but still alive. “I don’t know who would be provoked to do something like that.”

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