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Aurora man found dead, son arrested

Henry Conly Fitchett was found dead in his home Thursday, and his son has been arrested on multiple charges, including criminal mistreatment and identity theft

COURTESY PHOTO - Henry Conly FitchettCOURTESY PHOTO: MARION COUNTY JAIL - Edward FitchettAfter being reported missing Jan. 29, police found 87-year-old Henry Conly Fitchett dead in his home while serving a search warrant Thursday morning.

Police arrested the deceased man's son, Edward Fitchett, 59, and charged him with first-degree theft, first-degree criminal mistreatment, first-degree identity theft and abuse of a corpse.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner is scheduled to conduct an autopsy to determine a cause of death.

Edward Fitchett has been lodged in Marion County Jail and his first court appearance is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday at Marion County Circuit Court Annex.