Family members found Oscar Beason, 95, in the basement of his …
Updated: Sunday, 03 Mar 2013, 7:10 PM EST
Published : Sunday, 24 Feb 2013, 11:47 PM EST
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - "Whoever did this had to know him," said Kellery Beason.
Last Wednesday, he found his 95-year-old father shot to death in his home on Hochwalt Avenue.
Oscar Beason was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a husband of 51 years and a man who would do anything for his family, or anyone in need, said his sons. He did not have an enemy. They can't imagine who would've done this.
"It was a cowardly act the way they did it," said Kellery. "They befriended him because he trusted them enough to let them in his home."
Robbery? No, said his sons. There were no signs of forced entry and nothing was missing.
"We found his wallet and it had 300 dollars in it," he said.
It just doesn't add up they said. The family is desperate for answers and asking anyone with any information to call Dayton Police.
"For someone to take something away from us that cannot be replaced, that was a hard thing and still is," said Kellery. "But, I have come to a place to forgive the person who did this, but I still want justice for my father."
"Ninety-five years on this earth and my dad has never hurt anyone," said Keith Beason. "This is heinous. It is cowardly. This should not and hopefully will not, and I pray that it will not, go unpunished."
Kellery said his father was the victim of a home invasion nine years ago and fought back - which reinforces to him, that his father knew his killer. He said police are following some leads in the case.