A 95-year-old man found slain in his Anoka home on Monday has been identified.
No arrests have been announced in the death of Albert John Loehlein, and authorities are not saying how the man was killed.
“We are following up on leads but nothing we can share at this time,” Anoka County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Paul Sommer said in a statement.
Loehlein was last seen on Thanksgiving Day by his family, when relatives dropped him off at the residence in the 1200 block of 5th Avenue S., Sommer said.
“After initial investigation, it is believed that this individual was murdered in his home,” Sommer said. “He was discovered [Monday] morning by a family member dropping off groceries.”
Loehlein lived independently but got some assistance from his family, Sommer said.
WCCO-TV, Channel 4, reported that Loehlein worked for decades for WCCO Radio (830 AM) tending to the transmitter in Coon Rapids.
Sommer said it appears that someone had gone through the home, and there is “a very vague description of a male seen in the victim’s driveway on Saturday morning” wearing winter clothing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 763-427-1212. Tips can also be left anonymously at the Sheriff’s Office website.