Lexington police arrested a man early Saturday and charged him with murder in the death of Douglas Saylor.
Saylor, 66, was found dead in his home at 674 Elsmere Park on June 2.
Lexington detectives traveled to East St. Louis, Ill., early Saturday and assisted several agencies there in arresting Gerardo Turcios-Rodriguez, 29, according to a news release from Lexington police.
Turcios-Rodriguez was taken to jail there and is awaiting extradition to Lexington.
The U.S. Marshals Service, Illinois State Police, the Illinois Department of Corrections and the police departments in East St. Louis, Fairmont City and Collinsville in Illinois helped in the arrest.
Assistant Chief Dwayne Holman of the Lexington police declined to comment on what led detectives to Turcios-Rodriguez or what connections he had to Lexington.
Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn said neighbors who hadn't heard from Saylor and noticed that his car hadn't been moved for a while found his body in a pool of blood in his kitchen. The coroner's office said multiple sharp-force injuries caused Saylor's death.
Anyone with information about the case can call Lexington police at 258-3700 or log on to Bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.
Saylor and his brother, Manchester Mayor George Saylor, together operated Saylor Brothers grocery store on U.S. 421 in Manchester for 25 or 30 years.
Saylor had lived on Elsmere Park for about 15 years and was well-liked in the neighborhood, which is near Transylvania University.
Family members have said he occasionally hired homeless people to help around his house, and sometimes they would come back intoxicated after their employment ended and ask to borrow money.