DAILYKENN.com -- Abalberto Jaimez was arrested after the murder of a 79-year-old Memphis man.
Reports say the elderly Thomas Harris allowed house guests to live with him in exchange for work around the house.
Jaimez was apparently one of those guests. After Harris was found murdered in his Memphis home, Jaimez was arrested in Florida where he had apparently driven Harris' car.
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The search for a missing 79-year-old man has come to the worst possible ending. Memphis police tell us the man was murdered in his own home!
The 79-year-old man was the subject of a Memphis Police Department City Watch Monday night, a man who police say the victim knew is charged in his murder.
”He was a sweet little man,” said neighbor Toni Downen. “It broke my heart when they brought his body out of the house.”
Neighbors say 79-year-old Thomas Harris initially lived in this house on Mendenhall Cove with his wife who died a few years ago.
They remember when his son put up flyers at the end of June saying his father was missing along with his FJ Cruiser.
The family became concerned when they had not heard from him.
Neighbors say Thomas Harris frequently offered people a place to live if they helped him around the house. Neighbors believe Abalberto Jaimez was one of those people.
He was arrested in Florida near Tallahassee with Harris’ vehicle. He is charged with first-degree murder in perpetration of theft of property.
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