Missing 86-year-old Detroit lottery winner found dead: police

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 04, 2015 2:22 PM

(Reuters) - An 86-year-old Detroit man whose family said he disappeared a day after winning $20,000 in the lottery in December was found stabbed to death in a vacant house, authorities said on Wednesday.

Arthur Neal Jr., whose family said he went missing on Dec. 20, was found dead on Sunday afternoon, said Officer Nicole Kirkwood, a Detroit police spokeswoman. Neal was reported missing on Dec. 28, she said.

Family members told local media that Neal won $20,000 in the lottery on Dec. 19. Police have not confirmed the lottery win, Kirkwood said. A Michigan Lottery representative could not be reached immediately for comment.

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An autopsy determined that he died from multiple stab wounds, the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office said.

(Reporting by David Bailey in Minneapolis; Editing by Sandra Maler)