73-Year-Old NYC Man Who Recently Scored $10,000 in the Lottery Is Found Stabbed to Death in His Apartment

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Police are looking for answers after a 73-year-old man was found stabbed to death in his Bronx, N.Y., apartment, just days after scoring $10,000 in the lottery.

According to the New York Daily News, cops went to Owen Dillard’s Beekman Avenue apartment in the New York City borough just after 8:30 p.m. Monday after his 60-year-old fiancee found his body in the living room and called for help.

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Dillard’s stepson, Jesus Pagan, told the news site that the older man was recently diagnosed with cancer and had also just won $10,000 in the New York Lotto game.

“He used to lend out money. He hit the lottery a couple of times,” Pagan said.

Dillard also drove a 2017 Cadillac, Pagan added, “so people knew he had money.”

“For him to die like this shouldn’t stay in vain, because D was a sweet old man and everybody knows that, so I just pray to God that whoever did this, they find them ASAP,” Edna Baez, another relative, added, according to ABC 7 NY.

Police have not identified any suspects or a motive thus far.

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