Elderly man killed by stepson in Arouca

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Elderly man killed by stepson in Arouca

Police are on the hunt for a 44-year-old man, who beat his elderly stepfather to death during a land dispute on Saturday.

The victim has been identified as 84-year-old Evans Henry of Spring Road, Five Rivers, Arouca.

Officers responded to a report of an incident at the elderly man’s residence around 11:35am and upon arrival, found the man’s body in the yard.

Police were told that prior to their arrival, the stepson was seen vandalising the home with a hammer, following which he allegedly dealt the elderly man several blows about the body.

The stepson then fled the scene.