Lottery Winner Slain Inside Mott Haven Home

Lottery Winner Slain Inside Mott Haven Home
Police and reporters were stationed outside of 352 Beekman Avenue.
Photo by Edwin Soto

Police need your help solving the murder of a lottery winner in Mott Haven. According to police, Owen Dillard, 73, was found dead inside his 352 Beekman Avenue apartment on Monday, June 11 around 8:35 p.m. His fiancée discovered her husband with multiple stab wounds to his neck and immediately called 911. Dillard, who only had a few months left to live, had recently won a $10,000 lottery jackpot just months after winning $50,000 playing the New York Lottery’s ‘Win 4’ game. Video surveillance captured two men in their 20s and 30s at the building’s front door carrying a bag.

The men stayed inside the building for nearly a half hour before exiting with a full bag. No arrests have been made in this ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 755-TIPS. All calls are kept strictly confidential.

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