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Mark Segraves

Relative Suspected in Death of Elderly Maryland Man

Victim found dead in his home

An elderly man was killed in his Maryland home, Prince George’s County Police said.

A man related to the victim is in custody, sources told News4.

The victim's family requested a welfare check Thursday morning after he did not answer phone calls.

Officers saw him slumped over through the window of his home on Mill Street in Fort Washington, and the Prince George's County Fire Department forced its way inside.  

Police found the victim unresponsive and suffering from trauma to his upper body. Responding units then suspected murder.

The house was locked up when officers arrived and there were no signs of forced entry, leading them to determine this was likely not a random act, police said.

At 5:20 p.m., police confirmed a suspect was arrested on Palmer Road, near the murder scene, on an unrelated warrant. The man is being questioned in connection to the murder.

“It's unbelievable,” a neighbor who lives across the street told News4. “I don't believe it. I've lived here since 1975. Shocking.”

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