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Fan of Alien DNA Theories, Financial Advisor, Fashion Designer Found Shot To Death On His Fairfax Doorstep

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The body of a middle-aged man was found shot to death Thursday morning on the doorstep of his home in the Fairfax District.

Erik Poltorak, 42 was discovered by a coworker around 11:20 am yesterday, police said. But later neighbors told police that they heard something that sounded like gunshots around 2 or 2:30 am in the otherwise quiet neighborhood (though apparently no one called). He was pronounced dead at his home in the 300 block of N. Laurel Avenue on Thursday.

There is no information about suspects or a motive for the shooting, and police are asking for the public's help.

But Poltorak left a large profile online. Notably, Poltorak was a fan and follower of the late Zecharia Sitchin, whose theories were described by the New York Times this way:

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WHERE did humankind come from?
If you’re going to ask Zecharia Sitchin, be ready for a “Planet of the Apes” scenario: spaceships and hieroglyphics, genetic mutations and mutinous space aliens in gold mines.
It sounds like science fiction, but Mr. Sitchin is sure this is how it all went down hundreds of thousands of years ago in Mesopotamia. Humans were genetically engineered by extraterrestrials, he said, pointing to ancient texts to prove it.

Poltorak helped to launch a website dedicated to the theories of Sitchin. His death was also confirmed by the site Here's a video of Poltorak discussing the theories of Sitchin:

He also ran a fashion line called, which seems to be exactly what it sounds like. It's described on eBay as a retailer that sells: "sexy plus size bras, corsets, trendy seamless knitwear, costume shoes, fetish shoes and unique faux fur Spirit Hoods."By day, Poltorak worked at SagePoint financial, according to LinkedIn.