Crime / Weekend News

Mystery surrounds teacher’s death

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter

Stephen John Michael Jr., a 28-year-old Seventh Day Adventist school teacher, was killed in his home and found early Friday morning.

Michael’s father, who lives across the street, found him lying nude in his bed with what he said was a spot of blood at the back of his head after being alerted by a neighbor that his front door was open.

According to Sergeant Roberto Novelo, head of CIB at Precinct II, police don’t suspect foul play and are classifying the case as a sudden death at this time. The police report sent prior to that however, said that police suspected foul play.

According to Novelo, there were no signs of forced entry, though some of Michael’s belongings were missing. Post mortem results won’t be available until Monday.

Stephen John Michael Sr. said his son’s television, laptop, phone and wallet were all taken from his house. Michael said, however, that because the fact there was no sign of forced entry he believed that it someone his son knew is responsible for his death.

Michael said he believed his son suffered a blow to the back of the head and bled to death.

According to Michael, the last time he saw his son was around 8 p.m. on Thursday.

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