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Unanswered Questions In Homicide Investigation

, Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted: Mon, October 14 2013 at 5:33 PM, Updated: Mon, October 14 2013 at 9:05 PM

Unanswered Questions In Homicide Investigation

Investigators are not saying how 62 year old Frank Damanio died, just that he's the victim of a homicide.

Deputies found his body inside his mobile home Thursday, just north of Ashland.

Friends knew him as Tony Dellapenna.

Which is just one part of what's now becoming a painful mystery for those who knew him.

Friends and neighbors say he was a man everyone wanted to know.

But who killed him and why--even who he really was--a troubling mystery.

A small memorial of flowers sits outside his home.

"This is a big loss and sometimes it's hard to understand why these things happen," said a friend only identified as Ginger.

"I can't imagine how anybody would raise an ill-hand to him he was so kind," said one neighbor.

It's unclear why he went by two different names.

We searched public records and found no criminal record of either name.

He was an active member of the community singing in the Gay Men's Chorus and Rogue Valley Peace Choir.

His Linkedin profile page say he was the CEO of Tony's Healing Touch and also worked for Kay Jewelers for 20 years until 2001 in California.

While there are more questions than answers at this point, friend's hope that answers and justice will soon be found.

Investigators will not release any further details of the investigation at this point.

But if you have any information regarding this case you are asked to call them.

What do you think? Sound off on our Facebook page and on Twitter, or leave a comment below.

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Kyle Aevermann reports weekdays and anchors NBC 5 News Weekends. He joined NBC 5 News in March 2012 as a morning producer and reporter. Prior to joining KOBI, Kyle interned at KISL-FM on Catalina Island, CA. He was also a regular contributor to CNN's citizen journalism program.

Originally from the Chicago-land area, Kyle moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2009 to work in the social media industry. Kyle enjoys hiking, traveling, learning about cultures, and has a serious love for food.

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