Police are seeking help from Wellington's gay community as they investigate the murder of a 72-year-old man found bludgeoned to death in his Upper Hutt flat. The body of John Michael Walker, known as Johnny, was found in his bed last Sunday afternoon in his Fergusson Drive flat. He had suffered severe skull fractures. A police spokesperson said Walker had a wide circle of friends, including some in the gay community. "Regardless of his lifestyle, no one deserved to die in the manner he did." Walker was well known locally and was often seen wearing wore a multicolored soft hat. He was a neat and tidy man who collected ornaments and figurines. A neighbour describes Mr Walker as “a funny fellow, a bit simple, easily led and illiterate, who stuttered a lot."
Credit: GayNZ.com News Staff
First published: Thursday, 12th December 2002 - 12:00pm
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