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Authorities identified an Alorton man who was found dead inside his home Tuesday morning by family members.

Police continued investigating the murder of Arthur Akins, 40, who was found inside his home in the 3600 block of South Brady Avenue shortly after 8 a.m..

Alorton Mayor Randy McCallum said the victim had been shot once in the chest. He died at the scene, McCallum said.

"He was found by his cousin inside of his residence," McCallum said.

Police are following up on some good leads, he said, but so far, they have no suspects in custody and no motive, McCallum said.

Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Sept. 22, 2007
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