A Connecticut man well known for his massive six million-light Christmas display at his 86-acre estate was found dead inside his other home in Windsor on Friday morning, just weeks after his wife passed away from cancer.
Wealthy investor John Chakalos, 87, was killed by gunshot wounds to the head and chest, according the Windsor police department.
Police are investigating the death as a homicide, noting the condition of the body, when it was found, said police Capt. Tom Lepore, who added that they did not recover a weapon at the scene.
Police said one of John Chakalos’ four daughters stopped at his home on Overlook Drive to check on her father when she found him dead at 8:30 a.m. on Friday.
‘[I] can’t speak about leads or motives, but we’re looking at a number of different angles,’ said Windsor police Capt. Tom LePore. ‘We’re speaking with family members to develop lists of anyone who may have had a motive or reason to harm him.’