Family begs for help from community on anniversary of the murder of Pearl Harbor survivor

CANTON, Ohio - The family of an 87-year-old veteran who survived the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941, but died in his Canton home is begging for help from the community.

Bennie Angelo was beaten, robbed and shot several times in Endrow Avenue home on January 8, 2007.  Police said they believe the killers then set his house on fire to cover up the murder.

Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of Angelo's death and police still have not made an arrest in the case.

"It doesn't make it any easier as the years go by," said Bennie Angelo's daughter Rebecca Angelo.

Bennie Angelo lived alone after his wife died. He was known to people in the neighborhood as "grandpa" and he was a war hero. Bennie Angelo was Stark County veteran of the year; he was active in his community and loved his neighborhood. Now, those who loved him vow not to give up until justice is served.

"He survived Pearl Harbor and he's home, in his own home and somebody comes and does this," said Rebecca Angelo.

Police have followed dozens of leads, but have not made any arrests.

"Any little thing that you might not think is important might be the case breaker," said Rebecca Angelo.

Angelo is now urging anyone who may know anything about the murder of her father to call the Canton Police Department at 330-489-3100.

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