Elderly man believed murdered

DOWNEY - Downey police are investigating the death of an elderly resident as a homicide, investigators said Tuesday.Paramedics responded to a 911 call Monday at about 8:30 a.m. and found 71-year-old Manfred Karger dead inside his residence on the 10400 block of Western Ave. Police said they determined Karger's death to be "suspicious in nature" but released no further details. The case is being investigated as a homicide. The Los Angeles County Coroner is also investigating the death. Downey Police Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding Karger's death to contact Detective Steve Aubuchon at (562) 904-2361 or Detective Sam Gatfield at (562) 904-2391.

********** Published: June 24, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 10