|Published:||Jul 18, 2012 10:20 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 18, 2012 10:37 PM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral Police continue to investigate the death of an elderly man found inside his home. Police first responded to 505 SW 49th Lane Wednesday morning.
"We were having coffee on the island this morning and heard the sirens," JoAnne Howanietz said.
Neighbors were alarmed to have police knocking on their doors asking them about the death of one of their own neighbors.
"They just asked if I saw anything, a blue car," Bill Roth said.
Police have not identified the victim, but neighbors say they know who he is.
"His name was Leroy and he was nice gentleman, very nice and friendly when he'd drive by," Joseph Hansen said.
The last time Hansen saw his neighbor was early last week. It worries him to think about what may have happened just a few houses away.
"When I came home, I saw all the yellow tape around there, and all the police cars," Hansen said.
Crime Scene investigators dusted for prints and shined lights on different parts of the home, trying to figure out how he died, and if anyone else was involved. Hansen tells us his neighbor was active, despite being in his 90s, driving himself around, and working on carpentry projects in his spare time.
"In my heart, I hope whoever is responsible pays for it because he was a dear old man," Hansen said.
While neighbors haven't seen the victim since last week, one person said they met the man's son on Sunday.Another person said they saw a taxi in the driveway Wednesday morning. At this point, investigators have not yet said if they have a suspect.
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