NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (KDKA) – Police are investigating after a North Huntingdon chiropractor was found murdered inside his own office.
According to North Huntingdon Police, 54-year-old David Bailey was found dead inside Bailey Chiropractic, which he owned, on Parkway Drive. They say he was found on Friday, Nov. 29 at 8:30 a.m. His business opens at 9. Investigators said an employee found him and called police.
NEW: A North Huntingdon chiropractor was found dead inside his business Bailey Chiropractic early Friday morning. Police believe Dr. David Bailey was the victim of a homicide. This picture is from James W. Shirley Funeral Home. pic.twitter.com/6v3yDCzWb9
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Bailey’s death is “suspicious,” police say, and their investigation determined that Bailey was a homicide victim.
“Every investigative resource is being utilized” in the case, police say.
“Right now, we are not going to talk about suspects,” says North Huntingdon Police Chief Robert Rizzo.
“As we said earlier, it’s very active. There’s a lot to it. There’s four detectives working it actively and they’re putting a lot of hours in.”
Flowers now sit inside the mailbox of Bailey Chiropratic on Parkway Drive in North Huntingdon. The business was closed on Wednesday.
Bailey’s obituary says he was a graduate of Norwin High School.
Bailey’s obituary goes on to say he was a generous and selfless person who always put the needs of others before himself, and he will be deeply missed.
Bailey’s oldest son Chris can attest to that.
KDKA’s Amy Wadas spoke to Chris over the phone. He said his dad loved his family and did everything he could for them. He went on to say he would do all he could to also help his patients and has no idea who would have killed his father.
Initially, Bailey’s death was ruled suspicious, but that changed. Police said forensic evidence was reviewed by investigators over the weekend when Bailey’s autopsy was performed.
“The autopsy was performed at the Westmoreland County Forensic Center. We reviewed the evidence further and that’s when it was determined it was a homicide,” said Michael Brajdich with the Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office.
North Huntingdon police said the community is not in any danger. Police said they can’t recall ever being called to Bailey Chiropractic in the past for any incidents. The Westmoreland County coroner can’t determine Bailey’s cause of death until his toxicology results come in.
Anyone with information is asked to call the North Huntingdon Township Police Department at 724-863-8800.