Death of Kettering man found in insurance business being investigated as a homicide

The death of a 74-year-old man found inside a Kettering insurance agency office has been ruled a homicide.

Police initially said the death of Barton Wilson was “suspicious.”

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Wilson, of Kettering, was found dead March 10 at Barton Wilson Insurance, 2529 Wilmington Pike, in Kettering.

He died of multiple chop wounds to the head, according to Montgomery County Coroner Kent Harshbarger.

Officers were called out to the insurance agency around 12:30 p.m. on a report of an unresponsive man.

An acquaintance went inside the office, which was unlocked, and found a man dead, Lt. Lee Sanders said.

“There was some sign of trauma,” he said.

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Kettering police are continuing to investigate Wilson’s death.

Anyone with information should call Det. Vince Mason at 937-296-2583.

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