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LMPD hoping for the public's help to solve Portland homicide

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47-year-old Christopher Altemeyer was found dead in his home on Thursday. 47-year-old Christopher Altemeyer was found dead in his home on Thursday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Metro police are still looking for the person responsible for killing a man last week in Portland.

Police worked all weekend trying to come up with a suspect in this case and they believe someone has the information they're looking for.

47-year-old Christopher Altemeyer was found dead in his home on St. Xavier Street last Thursday.

At first, authorities said it was a death investigation, but an autopsy revealed information that turned it into a homicide investigation. Though police and the coroner's office have not yet revealed how Altemeyer died.

On Friday, the victim's landlord told us he had rented and lived in the home alone with his dog for the past year.

The victim had claimed he had been beaten up early last week and had to go to the hospital.

Police say they are aware of at least one assault that they are looking into and they are hoping for help from the public.

Neighbors recently told us they too are hoping for those answers, and they're hoping for them soon.

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

“We're looking for any information that anybody might have. Anybody that was friends with the victim or hung out at his house, anybody who saw him recently who might have any information,” said Sgt. Emily McKinley.

Police say it doesn't matter how little the information may be that you have. It could still help and lead them in the right direction to find a suspect.

Anyone with information can contact the police tipline at 574-LMPD.

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