LCPD still investigating 2010 homicide of elderly man

LCPD investigating elderly homicide

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - It's been two years since an elderly man was robbed and beaten to death outside of the Lunch Box restaurant on Broad Street, and still no answers to who's responsible for his death.

In the fall of 2010, Lake Charles City Police were called to the scene at 1800 Broad Street, the location of the restaurant.

They found a man on the ground, unresponsive and bleeding from the head. It appeared the man was robbed and beaten to death.

"It's disheartening to see somebody, probably a punk, of course, take advantage of them. This case, a person died as a result. I think we owe it to the community to get some answers," Police Chief Mark Kraus said.

But it's not that easy. The case is listed as an open homicide.

"We're trying to find some information from the public or anywhere where we can close the gap on what happened at the Lunch Box or why it happened and who's responsible for it," Kraus said.

And that's the complicated part -- finding who is responsible for the death of an elderly man who authorities say was an innocent, law abiding citizen.

This two-year-old investigation won't be forgotten, according to Kraus. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 439-2222. A reward will be given to anyone with contributing information on the case.

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