Burglars steal from Thanksgiving homicide victim's home

The victim's stolen minivan (Source: Google Maps)
The victim's stolen minivan (Source: Google Maps)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Burglars stole a television out of a home just two days after the homeowner was shot and killed inside.

Memphis Police Department confirmed burglars stole from Robert Wong's home in Parkway Village.

Wong, 68, was found dead around noon on Thanksgiving. His minivan was stolen, then found the next day, four-and-a-half miles from his home.

"I honestly don't know what the reason was for any of it," said Wong's grandson Brenden Rye.

Wong was a retired chief in the Tennessee Air National Guard and a huge mentor for his grandson, who he raised.

"He was basically the reason why I am the way I am today," Rye said. "He was a great man, he was a great father figure."

His family is asking for donations to help pay for the funeral. You can donate at this link.

They're also urging anyone who knows anything to come forward and say something.

"It would help my family, it would help me," Rye said.

Rye said it's possible Wong was heading outside to get the newspaper when someone forced their way inside behind him.

Detectives are still actively working this case.

If you know anything that could help the investigation, call police.

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