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Family looks for information in killing of Flint man

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GENESEE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A Mid-Michigan family is pleading for information in the death of a Flint man. 

Barry Swindle, 68, was found dead Jan. 29 in his home on the 2300 block of Broadway Boulevard. A medical examiner ruled his death as homicide due to blunt force trauma. 

"He would do anything for anybody and everybody in that neighborhood knows that," said Tina Swindle, the victim's daughter. "He didn't deserve this. He would've given them the shirt off his back."

Michigan State Police are also involved in the case. They said they are working with Flint police and the public to track down the killer.

"We're quite confident that somebody in the community has information on this case. We're just hoping that somebody will come forward and give some information that will help our investigators solve this," MSP First Lt. Todd Mapes said.

Although she is still in mourning, Tina is carrying on through the memories of her father. She said he was a carpenter who lived in Flint almost his entire life, but eventually the work took a toll on his body.

"It frustrated him when his legs started getting bad. That he couldn't get out as much as he would've liked too. I wish I could've gotten him out more," Tina said.

Crime Stoppers of Flint & Genesee County is offering a cash reward up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest in the case. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL. 

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