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Albert William SPATZ

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On February 11, 1988, Ogden Resident Albert William Spatz reported he was robbed on the sidewalk in front of 2450 Monroe Boulevard, Ogden, Utah. Albert told officers he had gotten off a bus at 25th street and Monroe and was walking North on the East side of the street. Albert said he saw the suspect running at him from the “Alley by the Holly Rue Apartments.”

Albert said the suspect demanded, “Give me your Money.” When Albert told the suspect he had no money the suspect “knocked” him to the ground rendering him unconscious and causing him to strike his head on the cement. After knocking Albert out, The suspect stole his wallet containing $20 and fled back through the Alley. Albert went to 803 24th Street where he called police. Officers documented Albert’s injuries, “A Golf Ball Sized” lump on the upper right side of his head, a swollen right cheekbone, and a laceration on the inside of his mouth. Albert was transported by medical units to McKay-Dee Hospital.

Albert described the suspect as a black male, 5’10, 150 pounds, with short hair. Albert did not recall seeing facial hair but said the suspect was wearing a black coat and tan pants.

Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect. Follow-up investigators learned Albert had been released from the Hospital to a friend, who gave him a ride. In the morning Albert’s son, Alan Spatz was unable to wake him and took him to the Hospital where he immediately was taken into surgery to drain blood from his brain and his head.

After Surgery, Albert was placed in intensive care and never regained consciousness. On May 6, 1988, Albert Spatz died. An Autopsy concluded Albert died of complications of blunt head injury.

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