POLICE are investigating after an elderly man was found tied up and dead in his home east of Ballarat yesterday.
The death of 90-year-old Ken Handford is being treated as suspicious after a neighbour made the gruesome discovery just after 1.30pm Tuesday.
It was Mr Handfords 90th birthday.
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According to 9NEWS, the body of the elderly man was found tied up with cords in the bedroom of the home.
Police said it was clear that the home had been searched, and family are concerned Mr Handford may have kept a large sum of cash in the home.
Police have revealed that they are looking into the possibility that somebody who knows the area well was involved in the incident as the property is not easy to find.