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Aurora man found dead, son arrested

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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.