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UPDATE: Coroner identifies man found dead in Portland neighborhood

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Christopher Altemeyer (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Christopher Altemeyer (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has identified a man who was found dead in a home in the Portland neighborhood Thursday night.

They say the victim is 47-year-old Chris J. Altemeyer.

“I'd like to know what's going on and who done it,” said neighbor Wilma Allen.

On Thursday, police stopped by the home to check on the person living inside.

They found him dead and at first suspected no foul play.

But on Friday, after an autopsy, it was determined 47-year-old Christopher Altemeyer's death was a homicide.

“It's kinda scary. Now I'm just- anybody that knocks on my door I'm peeping out before I open it,” said Allen.

Police were back at the home on Friday investigating.

Neighbors like Wilma Allen say the victim kept to himself and had rented the home for almost a year.

We're told he lived alone with his dog.

Altemeyer's landlord tells WDRB that just this week the victim claimed on two occasions that he had been beaten up and had to go to the hospital.

It has people living nearby concerned.

Some say, they've watched this neighborhood change over the years.

“You don't know if your kids are going to be okay to ride their bike on the sidewalk. It's that bad in the daylight,” said Thomasene Johnson who lives nearby.

They say they'd like to know how Altemeyer died and whose responsible.

“Crime is everywhere but it seems like it's more so getting worse down here. It's scary. It's very scary,” said Johnson.

At this time, police have asked the coroner to not release how the victim died.

Anyone with information on this homicide should give police a call at 574-LMPD.


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