John C. Dahlinger Jr.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Grand Rapids police say the murder of a wealthy Grand Rapids man was not random. On Oct. 16, 56-year-old John Dahlinger was found dead in his home on Kreslin Drive NE, beaten and shot in the head.
Since then, those closest to Dahlinger have kept quiet. But now, for the first time, they're opening up to 24 Hour News 8, saying his life involved parties, gambling, women and drugs.
Police say the murder was personal and targeted, and they are trying to figure out who wanted Dahlinger dead and why.
"If you're living multiple lives, especially making efforts to conceal those aspects of those lives, it becomes much more difficult to nail that down and figure out what's going on," said Grand Rapids Police Lt. Pat Merrill.
Wouldn't appear that Johnny was very good at concealing his indiscretions...
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