One of the suspects told D.R. police he and four others conspired to rob Perez. Another suspect was identified by police as a low level drug dealer. Taken in the murder was Perez's $2,400 monthly pension check and a cellphone which was sold by one of the suspects for $6.50.
Though no autopsy results have been released as of yet, Perez was found (by his ex-wife) with severe head wounds inflicted with a hammer.1
1 - Yahoo News