El Paso, Texas – ABC-7 has learned shocking new details in the case of an 85-year-old pedestrian killed in Northeast El Paso Monday.
Police say someone broke into his house after he died and left portions of the house a mess. The family is still trying to determine if anything was stolen during the break-in.
His family suspects Morrow’s keys and wallet were stolen at the crash scene.
Robert Morrow was hit by a car while crossing McCombs. Police say he didn’t use a crosswalk. Morrow later died at a hospital. The driver who hit Morrow will not face charges.
“My dad was one of those too-good-to-be-true kind of people, he didn’t smoke, he didn’t drink, he didn’t say bad words, he just led us by example,” said Bonnie Ayr, Morrow’s daughter.
She said her father was one of those very ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary tasks.
A Prisoner of War in WWII, Morrow survived six months in the hands of Nazis.
It was his 21st birthday when he was captured by the Germans. He lost 60 pounds in the prison camp.
After the war, Morrow worked for a telephone company and volunteered for the same El Paso church for more than 40 years. He even cleaned up after taggers.
“They called my dad first thing in the morning and by the time the sun came up, the graffiti was gone, because he didn’t want anyone to deface his church,” Ayr said.
He was so loved that 65 people showed up to his 85thbirthday party.
“My dad was a wonderful man,” Ayr said. “He was quiet, gentle, kind.”
But on Monday, that all came to an end when he was run over on McCombs.
Police say someone broke into his home after his death. His family suspect the invaders stole Morrow’s keys and used them to enter his residence.
A neighbor saw the lights on in the home and called the police.
Morrow’s family said they received a silent phone call from someone inside their father’s home.
For now, they just want to think of their father being in a better place.
Police say so far they have no suspects in the home invasion.