Blind Elderly Man Beheaded In Apartment, Head Is Missing
A blind man in his mid-70s was found beheaded in his Inglewood apartment Thursday afternoon. The suspect is on the loose, and the head has yet to be found, family members say.Robert Hollis was discovered in an apartment in the 800 block of Glenway Drive just before 1 p.m. yesterday by his son, family members told ABC 7.
The murder is baffling to his family, neighbors and community members, who say that Hollis was retired, sang in two church choirs and went by the nickname Bojangles. His ex-wife told CBS Los Angeles that Hollis was about 80 percent blind, was learning to read braille and was in the process of getting a service dog.
"He did a good job in raising us and everything, so you know I just don't understand why somebody would take out all this anger on him," his son Robin Hollis told ABC 7.
Inglewood Police have given out few details on this murder except to confirm they're investigating. ABC 7 noted that Hollis' screen door on his second-story balcony was cracked open and speculated someone broke in that way. His cousin Alysia Powell told CBS L.A. that nothing seemed to be stolen from his home and Hollis was still wearing his jewelry.
"Whoever did this, please know that you'll be found if you don't come forward yourself," Powell told ABC. "You will be found."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Inglewood police at (310) 412-5246.