Police investigate homicide of man killed at Burlington apartment

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BURLINGTON, N.C. – Burlington police are investigating a homicide at Spencer Brown Thomas Homes on Sellars Street.

The victim has been identified as 67-year-old Daniel Lee Paul. Police believe someone killed him in his apartment sometime Saturday morning.

Officers were dispatched to the housing complex at 431 Sellars St. at 12:13 p.m. after getting a call about a medical check. Paul was found unconscious on his living room floor.

“The living room was not found in order,” said Captain Brian Long, with the Burlington Police Department. “There was a lamp, other items that appeared to be out of order. Those things always make us question what might’ve occurred.”

Police said the victim was either stabbed or hit with a blunt object multiple times and the death appears to be suspicious.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information can call Burlington police at (336) 229-3500 or Alamance Countywide Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100.