WW2 veteran Carl Olin (family photo)
Murder victim Carl Olin's Johns Creek townhome
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. - "It astonished me," is how Korean War veteran Rufus Hudson reacted to the apparent murder of one of his neighbors in their calm Johns Creek townhome neighborhood.
"I'm really set back," he added, "Never thought of anything happening; it's quiet around here."
At first police thought it was probably an accident, but two months later they're looking for the killer of 87-year-old Carl Olin.
A relative came by his townhome on January 12 to check on the World War Two veteran.
She used the garage door code to get in and then found him lying face down on the kitchen floor.
Initially, police thought Olin may have fallen and struck his head, but then the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office did an autopsy.
It showed "blunt force trauma" as the cause and they ruled the death "suspicious."
Meanwhile, Johns Creek detectives went to work and came up with several pieces of evidence.
Lt. Chris Byers confirmed one item was Olin's wallet found some distance from his home.
Even though there was no sign of forced entry, Byers told 11Alive they now believe Olin was murdered.
The news also stunned Mickey Wolf, whose parents used to live in the same complex.
"My father was also a World War Two vet and to hear something like that is just really astonishing," he told 11Alive.
Lt. Byers asks anyone with any information that might help solve the case to call Atlanta Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477 (TIPS).