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Victim identified in West Side homicide; no cause of death revealed

Victim identified in West Side homicide; no cause of death revealed

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The 76-year-old man who was killed in his West Side apartment on April 18 has been identified as Larry Ewing, the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

No cause of death has been released.

“An autopsy was completed on April 19,” said spokesman Barry Irmen. “Preliminary results of that autopsy are not being released as the investigation is ongoing.”

Ewing was found dead in his apartment in the 5000 block of Sheboygan Avenue after police were called when newspapers began piling up outside his apartment door.

A person of interest in the homicide is being held on a probation hold, police said.

But the person, a Madison man, has not been identified since he hasn’t been charged in the homicide.

Investigators do not yet have probable cause to arrest him in Ewing’s death, Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said.

The person of interest and Ewing knew one another, and Ewing was specifically targeted in the homicide, DeSpain said.

Police did not say how the men knew each other, or what they believe motivated the killing.

Authorities do not believe there is any ongoing danger in the man’s neighborhood. “There is no threat to the general public,” DeSpain said.

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