A two-time lottery winner was discovered dead in his Bronx apartment on Monday. The was stabbed several times in the neck by an unknown person. According to the authorities, the deceased was discovered by his 60-year-old fiancée. A security camera captured an individual leaving the apartment complex around the time of the murder.
Lottery Winner Described as a Wonderful Person by Friends and Family
On Monday, friends and family members gathered to pay their respects to the one who was Owen Dillard. Father of two wonderful children, grandfather, and all-around good egg, Mr. Dillard was discovered dead in his Bronx apartment by his 60-year-old fiancée.
According to the police report, at around 8:30 p.m., a woman called to report a break-in and homicide at a Beekman Avenue apartment. The authorities identified a 73-year-old man with multiple stab wounds to neck and face. Regrettably, resuscitation maneuvers failed. As a result, the man was declared dead at the scene.
The woman, who told the authorities that she’s the victim’s fiancé, claimed she found Dillard lying face down on the living room’s floor.
Crime scene investigators combed Dillard’s apartment but couldn’t find any signs of forced entry. However, the security camera captured an individual leaving the building around the time of the murder. As a result, NYPD agents are working on identifying the individual.
Interestingly enough, Dillard, the victim, was a two-time lottery winner. Moreover, according to his fiancé, the man won $10,000 back in April and another $50,000 in the Win 4 game.
The man is survived by his estranged wife, 61-year-old Yolanda Jordan, his two children, and several grandnephews.
Moreover, his family described him as a wonderful person, always willing to help those in need. Some of Dillard’s neighbor recall the lottery winner lending them money if they were in a rough spot. More than that, even grocery store owners loved Dillard.
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