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Police, ABI search for elderly man's murderer

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Elbert Davis would have turned 89 in January. Elbert Davis would have turned 89 in January.
TUSCUMBIA, AL (WAFF) -

It has been almost six months since someone fatally beat 88-year-old Elbert Davis in his Tuscumbia home.

Tuscumbia Police and ABI agents have been working around the clock to solve this murder.

Police Chief Tony Logan said not a day goes by that he and his men do not work on the case.

For the last 25 weeks, investigators have been combing through evidence, looking for clues for anything that could help them solve this murder.

Back in August, police found Davis unconscious in the basement of his home. Investigators said it appeared someone forced their way into the house through the back door. What happened next is still unclear, but investigators believe some sort of altercation took place and Davis was left for dead at the bottom of the stairs.

Farley Davis said his family is doing the best they can as they approach the six month mark of his father's death.

"We're all very upset. Still, we want the person brought to justice that did this to our family," he said.

Farley said he thinks about his father's murder every day.

"The holidays were very difficult. He always comes to my house on Christmas Eve. He'd spend that night with us, and the next day he'd eat Christmas day with us, so that was very difficult," he said.

Elbert would have turned 89 in January.

"On his 89th birthday he didn't get to have, we would've went golfing, would've went and ate lunch, my sister would have come and eaten with us too," said Farley. "It's something we've been doing for a long time - getting to enjoy each other's company on that day."

With so many questions left unanswered, he said all the family can do is wait and pray someone will come forward.

"It's exceedingly important that if anybody out there has any tips or anything that could help the Tuscumbia Police Department or ABI or Crime Stoppers, please, please, call in and help us find the person who did this to our dad," he said.

Chief Logan said he will do whatever it takes to solve this case.

There is a $10,000 reward for anyone with any information leading to an arrest in the case.

If you have any information on what happened that night, call the Tuscumbia Police Department immediately.

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