LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Nassau Police have made an arrest in the stabbing death of an elderly man on Long Island in January.

Police have arrested 40-year-old David Cahoon, Jr. of Melville in connection to the death of his uncle, 70-year-old William Cahoon, who was found dead in his home on Shepard Lane in Levittown on Jan. 4.

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An acquaintance called officers to ask they perform a wellness check on a Cahoon, who was discovered with multiple stab wounds in one of the bedrooms.

Cahoon is charged with second-degree murder.

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Police told CBSN New York the victim lived alone. Cahoon was a retired maintenance worker from the Levittown School District.

Police describe Cahoon as a hoarder, and say that conditions in the house make it difficult for them to know if anything was stolen.

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Authorities want anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.