New York City Police have launched a homicide investigation after an elderly man's body was discovered.
The 80-year-old was found in the hallway of an apartment complex on Staten Island. He was shirtless and appeared to have been beaten to death.
However, authorities were perplexed by peculiar writing on his body.
They noticed 'I touch little girls' was scrawled into his chest with what appeared to be black permanent marker.
There was also 'I take dolls in my room for girls age 1-5' written on his stomach and 'I touch' on his right foot, according to Fox News.
Police have since confirmed the victim had been arrested 24 times, however none of those incidents relate to child or sexual abuse and he isn't on the state's online registry of known sex offenders.
The man's daughter has hit back at claims her father could have hurt a minor.
Carolyn told Daily News: "That's not my father. He would not touch a child.
"He would never violate anyone. He's got daughters and granddaughters that he's watched when he's come to visit me. That's not him. That's not true."
She added that he was battling cancer and had arthritic knees 'so he didn't have the physical ability to do that'.
The elderly man was found inside the first-floor hallway of a property by a neighbour.
He had cuts to his face, two black eyes, his pants were below his waist and his arms were above his head, indicating he could have been dragged by the arms before being dumped where he was discovered.
The neighbour who made the grim discovery said he heard what sounded like a fight coming from the man's apartment late at night.
Isaac Williams told the New York Post: "It was so loud, I could hear it over the air conditioner.
"I said, 'What the hell are they doing down there?' It was loud banging, like 'boom, boom, boom.' Like people were wrestling or someone was throwing somebody around.
"The next morning I was coming down to get some cigarettes, and I just happened to look back in the hallway and I saw him laying there. My first instinct was he was drunk and he'd just fallen - even though I'd never seen him drunk.
"But then I just looked. I didn't get too close and I was looking at his stomach and chest to see if they were moving."
The New York medical examiner is yet to determine the cause of death.
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