Elderly Man Slain in Prattville

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Prattville police are investigating the city's fourth homicide of the year.

Police Chief Alfred Wadsworth said a relative found 69-year-old John Hinton Junior dead in his home Monday evening.

According to a police statement, the victim was lying on the floor with his hands tied behind his back.

Authorities have issued a lookout for Hinton's 1996 four-door Chrysler Cirrus. The vehicle is green and has an Alabama license plate: 4A3952B.

Wadsworth declined to say how long Hinton had been dead, but he said an autopsy was ordered to determine the cause of death.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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