Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Elderly man murdered in Delco

An elderly Delaware County man was beaten to death in his apartment, according to findings released today by the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office.

Elderly man murdered in Delco

An elderly Delaware County man was beaten to death in his Lansdowne apartment, according to findings released today by the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office.

The body of 70-year-old Murray Joseph Seidman was discovered around 4 p.m. yesterday and he was pronounced dead on scene. Police said he was dead for at least five-to-ten days before his body was discovered by a friend.

In an autopsy performed today, the Medical Examiner determined Seidman's death was a homicide and that he died of multiple blunt force injuries to his head while inside of his home on Lansdowne Avenue near Violet Lane.

Police have not released a suspect or a motive in this case, which is Delaware County's first homicide of the year.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Lansdowne Sgt. Dan Donegan at 610-623-0700

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