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Police hunt for killer of 100-year-old Fresno County man [Video]

August 28, 2011 |  8:50 am

Fresno County authorities are trying to determine who killed a 100-year-old man at his senior living facility.

The victim, Joseph Fischer, was attacked Aug. 8 when someone broke into his room in the town of Sanger and viciously attacked him.

He survived for several days, telling authorities he was attacked by someone he allowed inside his room, according to the Associated Press. He died Aug. 11.

Fischer's slaying has outraged the town. More than 80 people attended a memorial service Friday.

"He was just an individual who really didn't see any reason why you can't live life to the fullest," his son, Joe Fischer Jr. told KSFN-TV in Fresno.

Authorities have detained a "person of interest" in Southern California but it's unclear if they consider him a suspect in the slaying.


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