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Probe continues in brutal attack on elderly Struthers man



Published: Mon, May 10, 2010 @ 8:26 p.m.

STRUTHERS — Police still are investigating an attack on an elderly man last week.

Edward Macejko, 86, suffered a heart attack during the ordeal at his home at 410 Fifth St. early Thursday.

Jane Macejko, his daughter, said her father reported being beaten, kicked and thrown against a wall for about four hours beginning at 3 a.m.

“They beat him with a brass lamp and a steel cane,” she said.

A police report indicates Macejko was robbed of his medication, two credit cards and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Jane Macejko said today her father’s condition was declining. He is at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Macejko was found by another daughter, Jean Shackleford of Canfield, who had arrived later in the morning to pick her father up to take him to the bank, said Jane Macejko.

It was Shackleford who called police.

They found the apartment a “complete mess,” said the police report.

Her father’s clothes were half off, said Jane Macejko.

A neighbor reported hearing a man crying for hours, starting around 3 a.m., the police report said.

Struthers Detective Jeff Pantall said he has no comment on the investigation.

“We’re looking at several suspects,” he said.


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