ANOKA, Minn. - An arrest has been made in the murder of a 95-year-old Anoka man.
Authorities said Thursday a 27-year-old Anoka man was taken into custody, booked for burglary and murder but has not been officially charged. A check of the suspect's criminal record reveals convictions for burglary, auto theft, domestic assault, violation of a protection order, and forgery, among others.
The case is under review at the Anoka County Attorney's Office and a charging decision is expected soon.
According to the Anoka Police Department, the victim was found by a family member who was dropping off groceries around 10:45 a.m. Monday at the home on the 1200 block of 5th Avenue South.
Police were called to the scene and it became clear that the elderly man had been murdered.
Authorities say it appeared as if the man's home had been "gone through," prior to the relative's arrival.
The man lived alone and relied only on his family for assistance.
His family reported the last time they saw him alive was Thanksgiving night when they dropped him off at his home.
On Tuesday, the victim was identified as Albert John Loehlein.