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    MN - Al Loehlein, 95, murdered In his Anoka home, 28 Nov 2016 *Arrest*

    Horrible...

    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/1...ly-man-killed/


    ANOKA, Minn. (WCCO) — A family is asking for the public’s help after a 95-year-old Anoka man, and former WCCO Radio employee, was killed inside his home.
    Relatives said Al Loehlein’s family dropped him off at his home on Thanksgiving night.
    Monday morning, a family member found his body inside his house.
    Police said Loehlein was the victim of a homicide, and his home had been ransacked.

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    How sad!!!!!!

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    I cannot imagine what kind of person would hurt a 95 year old man. I hope they catch this POS and lock him up forever!

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    From the link in the OP:

    Police said there did not appear to be any forced entry.
    Investigators do have one lead to go on.
    Someone saw a man standing in Al Loehlein’s driveway Saturday morning.
    But the description is vague.
    The witness says the man was simply dressed in winter clothing.

    [snipped]

    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/1...ly-man-killed/

    Was a car also parked in his driveway Saturday AM? The man may have been only checking on Al.

    Did anyone have contact with Al on Friday?

    Did the family member who drove Al home Thanksgiving night enter the house or only watch Al enter and close the door? Could he have walked in on a robbery in progress?

    Hopefully, there are security cameras in the area that will lead to the killer.
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
    - Henry David Thoreau

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    Not a very large town. Would probably be a miracle if there are cameras in the area. Wonder when anybody last talked to him? I have an uncle, age 92, who lives alone, but he knows everybody in town, so even if he stays home, due to weather, or something, somebody will be calling him every day. However, I am still concerned about him. Not many people his age are able to live on their own. He drove a school bus until he was 87 or 88! He's been blessed with good health, so we're lucky there.
    I am still in shock over the idea that somebody could come in and beat this man, or any elderly person for that matter. Would have to be somebody who has turned into a monster. At least my uncle lives in a town with about 3500 people. And he probably knows 75% of them.

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    ARREST! www.Minnesota.cbslocal.com>2016/12/01, and
    www.twincities.com>2016/12/01


    P.S. sorry! I don't have much luck posting articles.

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    http://kstp.com/news/anoka-senior-de...ation/4332468/

    An arrest has been made in connection to the death of a 95-year-old Anoka man.

    Investigators say 27-year-old Isaiah Montrell Thomas of Anoka has been arrested but has not been formally charged. The case has been sent to the Anoka County Attorney’s Office for potential burglary and murder charges.

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    Obit at www.startribune.com. Albert J. Loehlein

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    Quote Originally Posted by glf View Post
    Obit at www.startribune.com. Albert J. Loehlein
    http://www.startribune.com/obituarie...-j-al-loehlein

    So very sad. RIP Mr. Loehlein.

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    Suspect In Brutal Killing Of Elderly Man Charged With 1st-Degree Murder
    An Anoka County grand jury indicted a 27-year-old man Tuesday of more serious charges in connection to the murder of a 95-year-old man during a home invasion last November.

    The county attorney’s office says Isaiah Montrell Thomas was previously charged last December with two counts of second-degree murder, but he now faces two counts of first-degree murder and a count of second-degree murder.




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