Man Found Dead with ‘I Touch Little Girls’ Written on His Chest
80-year old Robert Raynor's body was found on Monday inside the first-floor hallway
A man has been found dead in an apartment in Staten Island, New York, with the words “I touch little girls” scrawled across his chest.
80-year old Robert Raynor's body was found on Monday inside the first-floor hallway of 256 Corson Ave. in Tompkinsville, police said.
A neighbor told the New York Post he was woken in the early hours of Monday morning by a ruckus in the building.
“It was so loud, I could hear it over the air conditioner,” said Isaac Williams, 40.
“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.”
When Williams went downstairs in the morning, he found his neighbor’s lifeless body in the building’s hallway.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
Raynor's pants were down well below his waist with his arms above his head, which looked like he had been dragged.
Written on his bare chest were the words:
“I touch little girls,” according to police.
According to sources, the words “I take dolls in my room for girls age 1-5” were written on his stomach, while “I touch” was scrawled on his right foot.
Williams noted the message appeared to be written in “black magic marker.”
Raynor had cuts to his forehead and two black eyes, police said.
Williams said he never had reason to suspect him of inappropriate behavior.
“The man hardly ever came outside,” said Williams.
“He could barely walk. He could barely lift his arms up. When he’d go to the store to buy beer, he had to put a backpack on for two little cans because he couldn’t carry them."
"That’s how pitiful his state was. The man looked like he was 110.”
Although Raynor had 24 arrests to his name, his record did not suggest pedophilia.
He does not even appear in the state’s online registry of known sex offenders.
Just four of the busts were unsealed:
Two assaults against a girlfriend in 1987, the third assault in 1992, and drug possession rap in 1996, sources said.
Raynor’s estranged son said he was troubled by his father’s death, despite them not speaking for decades.
“He had been flighty and not around in the early part of my life as well,” said Thayer Raynor, 53, noting that his father was a cancer survivor.
“There’s no real relationship. I might have spoken to him twice in the last 35 years."
“It’s still shocking and upsetting to hear the circumstances by which he met his demise.”
The NYPD’s homicide unit is investigating, and the medical examiner will determine the cause of death.