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Car stolen from Duluth murder scene

A 1988 Porsche 944 similar to this one with Georgia tag ADK6725 was taken from the scene of a homicide between March 24, 2013 an March 29, 2013.

A 1988 Porsche 944 similar to this one with Georgia tag ADK6725 was taken from the scene of a homicide between March 24, 2013 an March 29, 2013.

DULUTH — Donald Singer, 57, was found dead inside his garage Thursday — Duluth police hope finding the Porsche stolen from his home might help find his killer.

Singer’s daughter reportedly called authorities to his Montheath Pass home at about 4:10 p.m. Thursday after finding her father “wrapped in blankets in the garage.” Responding officers indeed found Singer’s body in the garage, indeed covered with blankets and with a ladder over him.

“I also noticed a strong odor of bleach when I entered the residence,” the responding officer wrote. “The bleach smell becamse stronger as I entered the garage.”

The exact cause of death was not readily apparent, police said. Authorities noted a broken window pane on the rear door of the residence.

Singer’s daughter told police that he lived alone.

Few other details were released Friday, but Maj. Don Woodruff issued a plea to the public to help find a sports car believed stolen from Singer’s home.

The car — a 1988 Porsche 944 with Georgia tag ADK6725 — was taken from the home sometime between Monday and Friday, Woodruff said. Anyone who sees it is asked to contact Det. Jimmy Purvis with Duluth police’s criminal investigations division at 770-476-4151.

The homicide is just Gwinnett County’s fourth of the year. A total of 12 homicides were recorded in the first two months of 2012 alone.