The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim of a homicide on Spokane's lower South Hill.�
Damien L. Stewart, 33, was found dead in his home at 5th and Hatch on January 25.�
According to the Medical Examiner's Office, Stewart was strangled to death but was also beaten and cut with a knife.
When detectives showed up at Stewart's apartment Sunday neighbors told investigators this murder might be drug related, however the people closest to him say he wasn't a drug dealer.
?I definitely know it wasn't a drug rip he was a drug user, but he did not sell drugs,? neighbor Lorena Perot said.
Fellow tenants Lorena and Michael Perot know the inside of Stewart's apartment is trashed. Every nook and cranny has been turned out in what appears to be a search for the few valuables Stewart had.
?He did not have much so whoever did it I think it was more like you said a burglary of his kindness of letting people in and they took advantage of that,? Perot said.