The Foreign Office confirmed 25-year-old Briton Mike Jones, who was working as a youth football coach in New York, was murdered in the city yesterday.
A spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in New York on October 7. We are in touch with the local authorities and are providing consular assistance to the family."
The family of Mr Jones, a coach for New York Red Bulls' juniors, are said by friends to be "in a state of shock".
"He came home around November time and played football with us. So he kept in touch with everybody. He was just one of the lads."
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