KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) - Kalamazoo police are investigating the homicide of an 88-year-old man and say the circumstances surrounding his death are suspicious.
Officers found Alfred Minka's body on the floor in his home in the 3100 block of Brookmont Drive around 10:30 p.m. Friday after they received a report of a man down.
Investigators are not releasing any other information about the crime or why they believe Minka's death is a homicide.
Neighbors say they didn't hear anything and they found out about the homicide from police.
Family members told 24 Hour News 8 that Minka, a Latvian refugee, moved to the United States in 1951. Prior to his retirement, he worked at Eaton Corp. as a tool and die maker. He had four children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Anyone with information should contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269.337.8994 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com .
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