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Missing 86-year-old Detroit lottery winner found dead

Michigan LotteryMichigan Lottery: Missing 86-year-old Detroit lottery winner found dead

DETROIT, Mich. — An 86-year-old Detroit man whose family said he disappeared a day after winning $20,000 in the lottery in December was found stabbed to death in a vacant house, authorities said on Wednesday.

Arthur Neal Jr. was found dead on Sunday afternoon in the 15000 block of Mansfield Street, said Officer Nicole Kirkwood, a Detroit police spokeswoman.

Neal was reported missing on Dec. 28 after disappearing Dec. 20 from his home in the 17200 block of Trinity Street.

(See Elderly Detroit man who recently won lottery missing, Lottery Post, Dec. 29, 2014.)

Family members told local media that Neal won $20,000 in the lottery on Dec. 19.  Police have not confirmed the lottery win, Kirkwood said.  A Michigan Lottery representative could not be reached immediately for comment.

Police are working to find out if Neal's winning $20,000 check was ever cashed.

An autopsy determined that he died from multiple stab wounds, the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office said.

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ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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Posted: February 4, 2015, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

This is so sad and horrible. I had a bad feeling that he wasn't ok, but I was hoping he would be found safe. Condolences to Arthur's family. Unhappy

"No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

    SammyJoe10's avatar - disney37
    Middle of Nowhere NC
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    January 12, 2014
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    Posted: February 4, 2015, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

    So sad. RIP.

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      Lavender Rocket

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      Posted: February 4, 2015, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

      ... over 20k$.  tragic

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        Posted: February 4, 2015, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

        Oh no!   So sad.

        love to nibble those micey feet.



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          BRONX N.Y.10459
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          February 6, 2010
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          Posted: February 4, 2015, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

          Wow,  They could of let him live longer, and enjoy his $20K. That is wicked,wickedness.

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            April 7, 2013
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            Posted: February 4, 2015, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

            Stabbed to death over 20K. Imagine the potential dangers to you if you win tonight's $317 million PB annuity. Stay safe everyone and try to be aware of your surroundings.

              onenumber's avatar - swordgirl
              Chicago, IL
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              November 2, 2004
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              Posted: February 4, 2015, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

              This is very sad but it is also a lesson not to share this kind of information.  Keep it to yourself.

                sully16's avatar - sharan
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                Posted: February 4, 2015, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

                Very sad, RIP Arthur.

                 HyperBe Happy.

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                  December 30, 2013
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                  Posted: February 4, 2015, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

                  This is what the world is all about these days- you can't trust anyone. That is so sad.

                  Big Grin Angel

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                    Posted: February 4, 2015, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

                    R.I.P.  Mr. Arthur Neal Jr.

                    The Struggle is real!

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                      April 2, 2013
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                      Posted: February 4, 2015, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

                      Stabbed to death over 20K. Imagine the potential dangers to you if you win tonight's $317 million PB annuity. Stay safe everyone and try to be aware of your surroundings.

                      This is part of the reason why publicity should be made optional for lottery winners. R.I.P. Mr Neal. Blue Angel

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                        sweetie7398's avatar - flower2
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                        Posted: February 4, 2015, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

                        R.I.P.  Mr. Arthur Neal Jr.


                        Life, love, family Love

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                          December 12, 2012
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                          Posted: February 4, 2015, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

                            Here, right Here is another reason why l  prefer anonymity over disclosure. This Gentlemen may not have met his end had he been allowed to claim anonymously.Another innocent life lost.

                          Sleep well Mr O Neal. 

                          People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

                            gr8ter's avatar - 079
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                            Posted: February 4, 2015, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

                            R.I.P.  Mr. Arthur Neal Jr.


                            SO SAD

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