Daughter Finds Elderly Father Slain in Miami Home: Police

Neighbors say man found dead was in his 90s and had lived at the home about 10 years

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Police are investigating after they say a daughter found her elderly father slain in his Miami home Wednesday morning.

The discovery was made around 9 a.m. at a home in the 2300 block of Southwest 22nd Terrace, when the daughter arrived home and found her father unresponsive, Miami Police officials said.

Fire Rescue responded and pronounced the elderly man dead at the scene. His identity hasn't been released.

Police initially said he had suffered an apparent stab wound but later said they couldn't confirm how he had been killed, only that his death was being investigated as a homicide.

Multiple officers were at the home, which was blocked off with yellow crime scene tape Wednesday.

Neighbors said the victim was in his 90s and had lived at the home for about 10 years. They said he had a business related to buying and selling cars.

"To lose people like him and in that way it’s not good," neighbor Rita Ramirez said.

"He was a very nice person; we are really going to miss him," another neighbor said.

Police said they were reviewing cameras in the area and talking to neighbors and possible witnesses.

“We are talking to neighbors, possible witnesses, reviewing cameras in the area but we need to put the person or persons responsible for this horrific crime behind bars immediately," Miami Police Commander Freddie Cruz said.

The incident remains under investigation.

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