Aurora man found dead, son arrested
After 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.