- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Police say the body of a man found stabbed to death in a vacant Detroit home is that of an 86-year-old whose family says he won about $20,000 in a lottery game last year.

Officer Adam Madera tells The Detroit News (http://bit.ly/1DFzpdO ) that a body found Sunday was that of Arthur Neal and the case is being investigated as a homicide.

Neal was last seen at his home on Dec. 20. A granddaughter, Lawanda Marshall, had said he wouldn’t have missed Christmas with his family. She says he won approximately $20,000 in a lottery game but wouldn’t suddenly leave town because of it.

The newspaper says it’s unknown if the lottery ticket was a factor in the case. Madera says police haven’t found that a winning $20,000 ticket was cashed.

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Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

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