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Slow progress being made in deadly beating case

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NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -

One year later, the person suspected in the murder of 70-year-old James Joseph Sr. of New Britain remains on the loose.

Police said they are making slow progress in the case, and the victim's family remains patient while they adjust to life without their beloved husband, father and grandfather.

The Joseph family is open to talking about this crime, hoping it will somehow stir up somebody who knows something to come forward and share it with police.

"I still wait for my father to call me in the morning," said Jimmy Joseph Jr.

He and his sister Aimee Joseph spoke about their father's unsolved murder.

Last May 13, James Joseph Sr. was seen on a convenience store surveillance video. Police believe he was beaten inside his home a few blocks away a short time after that trip to the store. He later died from his injuries.

"It's hard for me," said Aimee Joseph. "He was my best friend!"

The past 12 months have been hard on the Joseph family, missing James Joseph on holidays, birthdays and other special occasions.

At this point, police still don't have a clear motive why someone attacked him inside his home on South Main Street. Police said very little was taken.

"I have faith and confidence in them," said Aimee Joseph. "The guys that I have been dealing with are really good, and they call me even if they have just the slightest bit of information."

Police said they don't want to share a lot of the information they have to keep whomever killed James Joseph Sr. guessing.

"We have a couple of leads showing some promise, and we continue to follow up on them," the New Britain Police Department said.

The Josephs told Eyewitness News their mother is taking this hard as well. Relatives have been living with her since this happened, and she has no plans to move out.

"It's still, it's still not real," said Jimmy Joseph Jr. "It's still not real after a year."

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