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.

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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