Police believe a suspect, seen on a security camera, purchased a gasoline canister after killing Monchnik and returned to the crime scene and set the elderly man's body on fire.
The crime occurred in Detroit, Mich. and was reported Nov. 23, 2015.
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The body of a 91-year-old man was discovered after a house fire on Detroit's northwest side this morning. Detroit police have ruled it a homicide.
Now, investigators are searching for the murder suspect caught on surveillance at a nearby gas station and the victim's vehicle, a Chevy Venture van with license plate CNU 1721.
We're told the suspect broke into the home, killed the man, purchased a gas canister at a nearby station, returned to the home and then lit the man's body on fire.
A family member said the victim's name is Paul Monchnik. We're told Monchnik was a retired television repairman with several grandchildren.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this vehicle or the fire, please call police.
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