Man found murdered in Millcreek home

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MILLCREEK, Utah - The Unified Police Department is investigating after a man was found dead inside a Millcreek home.

Officers were called for a welfare check at a home near 3365 S. and 900 E. Friday night and saw blood inside.

They found 46-year-old  Alaa Ibrahim Alkhatawi dead in the home.

Authorities have not said how Alkhatawi died.

Friends of the man spoke about his life Monday, saying he was a refugee who fled Iraq. See the video above for more of their comments.

His criminal history includes charges for insurance fraud and attempted possession or use of a controlled substance.

Police would like to speak with anyone who might have information at (801) 743-7000.