Victim IDed in Apparent Killing at Shirley Home

No one has yet been charged in the case, investigators said

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Authorities have released the name of the man found dead on Monday at a home in Shirley, Massachusetts.

The body of William Hatch, 69, was found inside his home on Groton Road, according to a statement from the offices of Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Shirley police Chief Samuel Santiago.

Police had responded to the call of a medical emergency at the home around 1:45p.m. on Monday. Hatch had received "multiple traumatic injuries," authorities said Tuesday.

No one has yet been charged in the case, investigators said. They didn't reveal if there is a suspected motive.

The victim's brother, who also lives in Shirley, told NBC10 Boston that Hatch's girlfriend found him dead on the floor Monday when she went to notify him of a tornado warning.

Police said Hatch was the only person living at the home.

"He was a great man," said Kara Oliveira, the victim's neighbor.

Authorities say Hatch had suffered multiple traumatic injuries, suggesting the incident was a homicide.

Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney's office are investigating alongside the Shirley Police Department, prosecutors said.

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