Daughter and detective determined to catch killer of Pearl Harbor survivor, Canton man

CANTON, Ohio - Canton Police Det. Victor George has solved many homicides in his 23 year career. But there is one that remains unsolved and it bothers him.

"It's a little personal," said George.

George is working to solve the murder of decorated World War II veteran Bennie Angelo. The 87-year-old lived alone and was found shot to death in his burning home Jan, 8, 2007. The man, who survived Pearl Harbor, was robbed and his house was set on fire to cover up the crime, police said.

"There are nights that I go through what he went through that night. It's hard to take. It's hard to accept," said Angelo's daughter Rebecca.

Bennie Angelo's file still sits on George's desk.

"This one here just has that extra special meaning to me, that's why I keep it on my desk, always waiting for the next tipster to call me," George said.

George knows that someone knows something that can help him solve the murder case.

"If I can solve this case I can give the family and the deceased a little peace. It would be like hitting the lotto to me," said George.

There is a $15,000 reward being offered for the arrest and conviction of Bennie Angelo's killer or killers. If you have any information call 330-438-4419

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