No leads as to who killed city resident
Robert "Bob" Michael Brodyk was a hard-working family man who loved making paintings before he was found dead in his north-end home, say his relatives and co-workers.
Homicide detectives say the 56-year-old father of two died in his home of blunt force trauma sometime during Halloween night, as ruled by a medical examiner.
Brodyk’s body was found in the home he rented near 65 St. and 144 Ave. when a concerned relative went to check on him after not hearing from him for a few days, say police.
"Uncle Bob was a hard-working, well-liked man who was loved by his family," his nephew Jay Strikwerda told Metro yesterday.
"We’re in shock as to why this could have happened and we are all struggling as a family."
Strikwerda says his uncle loved his abstract art, and was a devoted father to his two daughters.
Brodyk would spend most of his days working at the Save-On-Foods near his home in Londonderry Mall as a grocery clerk, where he was known as a hard-working and dependable employee, says his assistant manager.
"He was a fantastic employee and we are all in shock about this, especially when I heard about it on the news," said the manager, who refused to reveal his name.
Brodyk’s blue 1987 Ford F-150 truck was recovered by police Friday afternoon near 82 St. and 127 Ave. It was found to be missing when his body was discovered the day before, say police.
"We don’t know how anyone could have done this because my uncle had no enemies," said Strikwerda.