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October 8, 2012 [RE-BROADCAST OF 11/16/09]

Jerry Steele. (Silent Witness)

A 64-year-old man was found murdered in his own home on Sunday night, October 18, 2009.

"Jerry Steele was found stabbed to death in his apartment in the area of Central and Virginia," Phoenix Police Sgt. Darren Burch said. Police are not sure why.

Two men were seen running from the apartment complex.

"One being a Hispanic male in his 30s, approximately six foot in height, kind of heavy build, and a long dark ponytail and thin sideburns," Burch said, "he also had a trimmed goatee.

"The other suspect was described as a black male between 35 and 40, about the same height but a thin build with short hair and possibly a tattoo under one of his eyes."

Burch says the two suspects may be drifters from Colorado.

"Two drifters were in the area prior to the murder, and a witness saw two subjects running from the apartment that matched that description," he said. "These two drifters had been in that area at least a couple days before the murder."

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