Jeffersontown Police identify homicide victim - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Jeffersontown Police identify homicide victim

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - A Jeffersontown man police say was found murdered inside his home on Friday morning has been identified by authorities.

Steve Dillard, 55, was found inside his home by a family member on Friday morning, according to Maj. Kenneth Hatmaker with the Jeffersontown Police.

Authorities say Dillard had been beaten and stabbed to death.

Police have arrested and charged 20-year-old Ronshai Jenefor with murder in connection with Dillard's death.

Dillard was an active member with the Kentucky Chess Association.

John Simons, a tournament coordinator with the Kentucky Chess Association, said organization members learned of Dillard's death on Friday and were shocked.

Simons also said Dillard was a teacher for several years at Kammerer Middle School. He most recently taught at Carrithers Middle School. He also worked at the Christian Academy of Louisville as a computer teacher and as head of the school's chess team in the mid-1990s.

Simons also said Dillard was an active member of the organization and served as a mentor to several children. "He's the person who brought the most people into chess in Kentucky. We want to continue his legacy."

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