A beloved mailman was found dead in his home and it seems no one can explain how he died.
Reggie Bennett delivered mail to residents on his US Postal route in Bloomfield Township for 30 years. Neighbors are still stunned the 54-year-old was found dead in his northwest Detroit house.
The medical examiner's report and police report are pending.
Bennett's daughter serving in the Navy overseas sent an email to FOX 2 revealing the evidence of foul play at her dad's house.
"My dad's house was in disarray, there was blood on the floor, the walls and the blinds. Police found a broken cane and my father had a wound on the back of his head."
"When I went to the funeral home for the visitation, I realized his body had been injured severely as if he was in a beating," said resident Jennifer Greenwell. "And that his hands were in white gloves because his hands were badly (injured) in a fight. And I thought, this was no heart attack."
The Wayne County Medical Examiner says Reggie Bennett's autopsy has not been completed. For now there's no cause of death, no manner of death.
Detroit Police investigated inside Bennett's home after his body was found on Tracey Street near the Lodge. Police say their investigation too is pending awaiting the outcome of the autopsy.
"Something terrible happened to Reggie in his home," Greenwell said.
Greenwell is making blue ribbons to attach to mailboxes along his mail route to raise awareness to his unexplained death.
"I sent an email out asking if anybody wanted a blue ribbon for Reggie and within 15 minutes, I got about 300 emails back," Greenwell said.
Bennett's body was discovered more than a month ago. The neighbors along his route say it's time to find out what happened and finally learn how Reggie Bennett died.
"I'd love to have someone get to the bottom of it," said Tom Russell. "Because he was a great guy and his family deserves some closure."
"I think somebody is culpable," Greenwell said. "And I would like to see someone brought to justice for Reggie's death."