An 88-year-old Basin City man found dead in his home Friday had been beaten and shot in the head, according to the Franklin County coroner.
Frank V. Sanchez was found dead in his home on the 1400 block of Fairway Road shortly after 9 a.m., but Franklin County Sheriff’s investigators said there were no signs that anyone forced their way into his home.
Officials believe he was killed sometime around 5 a.m., and his daughter found him dead when she came to check on him about 9 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office. An autopsy performed by a forensic pathologist from Seattle ruled his death a homicide, said a news release.
Police are continuing to interview Sanchez’s neighbors and family.