NEWS
09/02/2015 17:45 EDT | Updated 09/02/2016 01:12 EDT

Elderly man found dead in Pickering was murdered: police

An 80-year-old man found dead in a Pickering home Tuesday night was murdered, Durham Regional Police have confirmed.

Police were called to a home on Memory Lane shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday for reports of a sudden death.

Responding officers found John Murray, 80, dead in the house. His body showed signs of "obvious trauma," police said Wednesday in a news release.

A post-mortem concluded that Murray's death was a homicide.

No arrests have been made.

Investigators would like to speak with anyone who has knowledge of Murray's activities prior to Tuesday night.

Anyone with information can call the force's homicide unit at 1-888-579-1520 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.