CHICAGO -- A 63-year-old father of 43 children was found beaten to death Sunday afternoon in his home on Chicago's West Side.
The body of John Hearring -- known as Nicholas -- was discovered with head trauma in his upstairs apartment in the 1000-block of North Leamington Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood.
Multiple family members confirmed that he had 43 children.
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Hearring was a long-time resident there and well-known in the neighborhood.
"He was the nicest man you'd ever want to meet. I don't get it. All this killing is so senseless and now they are targeting the elderly," said Gwen Bridgeforth, his daughter-in-law.
Police were investigating and had made no arrests Sunday.
Father of 43 children found beaten inside Chicago home