NYC Man Stabbed to Death At Home. Police Searching For Destitute Live-In Partner

Ugh. This is just terrible. A New York City man, 41-year-old John Lea, was found stabbed to death in his apartment after friends had the police break in when he failed to show up for a scheduled event. And now police want to find Justin Waller, Lea’s “down on his luck” live-in partner. News: “Lea, wearing only boxers, was found lying beside his bed, his throat slashed and a massive gash on his head, police sources said. His body had numerous other stab wounds that indicated he had fought for his life, the sources said. ‘The bloody knife was right next to him,’ one source said. The killer covered Lea’s body with clothes and bedding, and locked the door on the way out – leaving Lea’s cat, Oreo, roaming around inside, the sources said. ‘We’re, of course, devastated,’ Lea’s father, John Lea, said from his Florida home Thursday night. Friends and co-workers said the event planner with the boyish smile was gregarious, outgoing and always went out of his way to help people.”