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Elderly man stabbed in his home

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Updated: 6/12/2013 7:43 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 71-year-old Northwest Jacksonville man. 

They say they had been called to the victim's home around 1 a.m. Wednesday to respond to a stabbing.  When they arrived, they say the victim was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Turns out his injuries were more serious.  The man died later Wednesday morning.  And homicide detectives returned to his house.

Denise Noisette said she had just talked to the victim a couple of days ago. She said her neighbor on Acorn Street was missing his daughter.

"I said if you're daughter's in your mind, you need to contact your daughter and talk to her," she said.

But she doesn't know if he ever got that chance. Police say her neighbor was stabbed ten at least ten times.

 Sgt. Lonnie Mills with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said, "There is an eye witness to it.  We have him at the station now.  He should be able to provide us with additional information.  And we might have a possible suspect and but it's kind of early for me to say at this point."

Noisette hopes police find the suspect soon.  She says her neighbor was a grandfather, a peaceful man, who has lived on Acorn Street for years.

She said, "I usually come out here every day. And I can't believe who would do something like that to him.  He was such a nice guy."

The victim's name will be released once his family is notified.

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