Elderly Man Beating to Death in Robbery

POSTED: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 7:35am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am

Police in San Benito are investigating the beating death of an elderly man who was found dead on Sunday.

It happened at the corner of Commerce and Stenger roads in San Benito. Officers responded to the 84 year-old's home when a caregiver called to report him dead in his bed. Officers are investigating the case as a homicide and say it looks like someone used an object to strike the man several times.

Investigators say it looks like someone broke into the house through the front window of the house and police did find several items missing from the home. Family members gathered outside the home on Sunday as police gathered evidence around the home.

Investigators are asking anyone with any information to call the San Benito police at 956.361.3880.

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