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Carthage Authorities Confirm Elderly Man was Murdered

CARTHAGE, Mo. -- The death of a man in Carthage earlier this week has been confirmed as a homicide.
CARTHAGE, Mo. -- The death of a man in Carthage earlier this week has been confirmed as a homicide.

The Carthage Police Chief says autopsy results show Raymond Ritchhart, 87, was murdered. Carthage police officers and paramedics were called to a house at 1237 Douglas Court around 6 p.m. Monday. When investigators got there, they determined Ritchhart had died under suspicious circumstances at the scene and ordered the autopsy.

Officers say they are looking at potential suspects but no arrests have been made. The Tri-State Major Case Squad is handling the investigation.




(story contributed by KODE, Joplin, MO)
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