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Default Ann Arbor, MI WM, 71 was strangled to death by the negro, found wrapped in tarp


Slain Ann Arbor man was strangled to death, found wrapped in tarp, report says
Updated Aug 8, 2019

ANN ARBOR, MI – Slain retired postal worker Richard “Dick” Fortune was strangled to death, according to his autopsy report.

Police conducting a welfare check at Fortune’s home in the 2600 block of Lillian Road found the 71-year-old’s body about 5:15 p.m. Feb. 20.

“The autopsy demonstrates multiple injuries of the head and neck which are consistent with strangulation,” Washtenaw County Deputy Medical Examiner Allecia Wilson wrote in the autopsy report.

He was fully clothed and wrapped in a tarp inside the home, according to the report, which MLive/The Ann Arbor News obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. A slip of paper with what appeared to be a grocery list was in his pocket.

Wilson noted several injuries to Fortune’s neck and petechiae in his eyes indicative of strangulation, leading Wilson to declare Fortune’s death a homicide, according to the report.

The man suspected of killing Fortune, Christopher Michael Cheatham, was arrested and arraigned on murder charges July 31.


Suspect accused of killing Ann Arbor man, stealing credit cards arraigned for murder

Updated Aug 1, 2019

Christopher Michael Cheatham, 25, was arraigned Wednesday after, July 31, charged with killing Richard “Dick” Fortune, 71, who was found dead during a welfare check about 5:15 p.m. Feb. 20 in his home in the 2600 block of Lillian Road.


Ann Arbor police: Retired postal worker found dead during welfare check at his home

Updated: 7:46 PM, Feb 21, 2019

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