Son Named Suspect in Father’s Murder

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robert rider murderNew Orleans Police are looking  for Robert Rider Jr. in connection to his father’s death.

73-yearold Robert Rider Sr. was found dead in his home in the 5800 block of Milne Boulevard Tuesday morning around 11am.

According to police, Rider Sr. suffered blunt force trauma to the head and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office spokesman John Gagliano said he did not have information on how long Rider had been dead, and an exact cause of death would be determined in an autopsy on Wednesday.

NOPD says 53-year-old Rider, Jr. was the last person known to have been with his father.

Robert Rider, Jr. is believed to be traveling in his father’s white 2000 Nissan Frontier crew cab 4-door pick-up truck.  The truck’s license plate reads H0283856.  It has a short bed with a tool box attached.

Robert Rider, Jr. is currently wanted on a parole violation and is considered armed and dangerous.

If you think you may have seen Rider Jr., please call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.