Sketch of man released in murder case, neighborhood concern rises

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Neighbors tell us the crime has left them worried. We continue to track the search for the person responsible for a murder at a Lexington home.

Lexington Police say Tom Rogers, 74, was stabbed at his home on Tishoff Drive on Friday. Police have now released a sketch of a possible suspect in the case.

It's a nice Lexington neighborhood that occasionally has to deal with a car break-in, but now they have a murder on their hands.

"I haven't seen him, but I'm glad that somebody saw something," said Beverley, who is a concerned neighbor in the area.

"He doesn't look familiar," said Clare, another concerned neighbor.

"I never saw anyone that looked like that here," said John Harrell, another neighbor on Tishoff Court.

According to people who live in the Tishoff Drive area, John Harrell is the unofficial neighborhood watch dog.

"I wouldn't expect any pay. If a neighbor needs help, I would like to be able to help them," said Harrell. "And I would hope that they would try to help me."

For the past 10 years of retirement, Harrell says he has been sitting on his porch taking smoke breaks and reading mystery novels. Now there's a murder mystery just one street over on Tishoff Drive. He didn't know the murder victim personally, but it's the type of neighborhood where everyone's face is familiar. That's why the face in the sketch sticks out to people living there.

"Somebody like that you'd notice in this neighborhood," said Beverley.

Once always a safe neighborhood has now been tainted after their neighbor was stabbed to death in what they say seems like a random crime.

"It's very sad," said Beverley. "Scary, scary, scary."

For the most part, they are trying not to let what happened change their neighborhood.

"You can't live in fear. You can't," said Clare. "I won't let this control me."

Neighbors tell us they are keeping a watchful eye on their neighborhood and also watching out for the man in the sketch.

Lexington Police tell us the investigation is ongoing, and they still need the public's help in identifying the suspect's sketch.

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