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Suspicious death in Hamilton a homicide, police say

Police say a man who died Thursday in Hamilton was murdered.

The death of Ernie Sitter, 57, is now a homicide after an autopsy concluded he died of blunt force trauma.

Family members had not seen Sitter for several days. They went to his apartment on King Street near Edgemont Street around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and found him badly beat up and without any vital signs.

Police were still collecting evidence at the scene on Friday. They were also canvassing the apartment building and the neighbourhood for witnesses.

Hamilton police’s homicide unit is asking anyone with information to contact Det. Ben Adams at (905) 546-3836 or Crime Stoppers at (800)-222-8477.