Detroit firefighter found murdered at his home

Posted at 1:43 PM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 14:10:19-05

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say a 59-year-old Detroit firefighter has been found dead in his home on the city’s west side.

Detroit police that David Madrigal’s body was found Monday night and his SUV was missing along with other property.

Madrigal’s body was found by his son, who had gone to check on his father.  He likely had been dead for a day or so and was seated in a chair.

The SUV was later recovered. No weapons were found at the scene.  The upstairs bedroom had been ransacked, according to Detroit police and a floor safe was missing.

The Detroit Fire Department says Madrigal was with the department for 25 years.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police.  Crime Stoppers has offered a $2,500 reward leading to an arrest in this case.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.