On Oct. 13, 1970 the victim was found dead at his residence located at 612 E. Easton Street. The victim and his common-law wife lived above his business, Fletchers Bar. The victim was last seen during the late evening hours of Oct. 12 operating his bar with several patrons inside. The victim's wife came down at 1 a.m. on the 13th and found her husband dead. The victim was beaten and died as a result of his injuries.