One year later, police still seek elderly man's killer

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Saturday will mark one year since an elderly Kalamazoo man was found dead inside his home.

A neighbor found 88-year-old Alfred Minka's body in his home on Brookmont Drive.

Over the last year, police have not made any arrests, or revealed if they've had any suspects.

In January, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety told Newschannel 3 that they were zeroing in on Alfred Minka's neighbor, and found evidence of suspicious behavior, but it never lead to a break in the case.

On a quiet street in Kalamazoo one year ago, Alfred Minka was found dead in his home.

The coroner ruled he was killed by blunt force trauman.

At the time, police said they were looking hard at Minka's neighbor, and according to search warrant requests signed by a judge in September, Minka's neighbor admitted to police that he was addicted to crack cocaine and had extreme financial difficulties.

Investigators say the neighbor was also seen driving Minka's car the day of the murder, but there have been no arrests.

When we talked to him, Minka's son Arnis told us the family is still pleading for help to solve the case.

"If anybody knows anything, please come forward; it is hard to think that there is somebody out there that could do this to an 88-year-old individual, and that they might want to do this to somebody again someday," he said. "And nobody should have to go through this."

KDPS has told Newschannel 3 there has been no change in the case. They are still investigating and do not know when they will bring the case to the prosecutor.

Newschannel 3 will keep you updated on new developments.