A 70-year old man who was found dead in January was the victim of a homicide, the D.C. police said last week.

They said an autopsy determined on Friday that Willie Sawyer, 70, died in a homicide as the result of a blunt force injury.

He was found unconscious about 3:30 a.m. Jan. 25, inside premises in the 5000 block of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, NE.

It was not clear who caused his injury, or why.