He additionally had “I take dolls in my room for women age 1-5” written on his physique.
Police discovered a lifeless physique on Staten Island on Monday — together with a sinister message apparently left by the killer.
The sufferer was found at 9:30 AM mendacity shirtless on the primary ground hallway of a Tomkinsville constructing, with the phrases “I contact little ladies” scrawled throughout his chest in black marker.
He additionally had “I take dolls in my room for women age 1-5” written elsewhere on his torso, in addition to the phrases “I contact” written on one foot.
Investigators stated he had seen accidents to his face, together with cuts and two black eyes, however it wasn’t instantly clear if it was from an assault or a fall. Nevertheless on Wednesday, the medical examiner’s office confirmed the person had died from blunt pressure trauma to the top and torso, declaring the dying a murder.
The sufferer was later recognized as 80-year-old Robert Raynor, in accordance with the New York Post. His upstairs neighbor informed the outlet he was woken by a ruckus within the early hours of Monday morning.
“It was so loud, I may hear it over the air conditioner,” Isaac Williams stated. “I stated, ‘What the hell are they doing down there?’ It was loud banging, like ‘increase, increase, increase.’ Like individuals had been wrestling or somebody was throwing anyone round.”
The next morning, it was Williams who made the grim discovery within the hallway.
“The following morning I used to be coming all the way down to get some cigarettes, and I simply occurred to look again within the hallway and I noticed him laying there,” he stated. “My first intuition was he was drunk and he’d simply fallen — despite the fact that I would by no means seen him drunk.”
“However then I simply seemed. I did not get too shut and I used to be taking a look at his abdomen and chest to see in the event that they had been transferring.”
He stated the sufferer was solely carrying pants, which had been partially pulled down whereas his arms had been above his head, giving the impression he’d been dragged into the hallway.
Different neighbors described the person as reclusive, who was very frail and had extreme problem transferring round. In line with the broadcaster, he lived along with his niece and her two daughters.
In line with the Publish, Raynor had 24 earlier arrests; however of the 4 data that had been unsealed, none had been for pedophilia: Two had been for assaults in opposition to a girlfriend in 1987, a 3rd for assault in 1992, and eventually for drug possession in 1996. His identify shouldn’t be on the state’s on-line registry of identified intercourse offenders.
The sufferer’s daughter Carolyn Whetstone strongly denied to the NY Daily News her father was a pedophile.
“That is not my father,” she stated. “He wouldn’t contact a toddler. He would by no means violate anybody. He is bought daughters and granddaughters that he’s watched when he’s come to go to me… That is not him. That is not true.”
She stated her dad was affected by most cancers and arthritis, so did not even “have the bodily skill to do this.”
No arrests have but been made.