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80-yr-old killed in Hawthorne home invasion

September 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
An 80-year-old man was murdered in his Hawthorne home on Friday during an apparent home invasion, said investigators.It happened in the 4100 block of West 137th Street.

Just before 8:30 p.m. on Friday, police responded to a call of a man down and found the elderly victim dead.

Investigators said that it appears to be a robbery or home invasion that ended up in murder.

There is no word on a cause of death.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.