On January 9, 2017, a New Orleans escorts team was hired by Fort Wayne, Indiana, to take the body of an ex-boss, Daniel “Ted” Lee, from a funeral home.
After his death, Lee had been accused of raping and murdering an employee.
Lee was reportedly killed by a man known as “Ace,” who police say “began stabbing Ted as he lay in his coffin.”
Fort Wayne Police have yet to release the name of the man who allegedly stabbed Lee to death, but the Associated Press reported that Ace told police that Lee had threatened him and his family.
The body was never identified.
It’s unclear whether Lee’s former boss was one of the men who hired Ace to kill him.
Ace had been a longtime employee at the funeral home, which Ace had worked at since 2001.
The company’s CEO, James Jones, was named as a co-conspirator in the investigation.
Ace was fired from Fort Wayne in November 2016, after police investigated a sexual assault claim made against him.
Jones was convicted of assault in 2017 and sentenced to two years of probation.
Jones is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence.
But Ace, who was not charged with murder, has been in jail since 2016.
He’s been ordered to wear a GPS tracking device when he is released.
Ace’s sister, Kayla Lee, told ABC News that Ace “never showed remorse.”
“Ted was a great man.
He was a family man,” Kayla said.
“I think he had his life on the line for us.”
Kayla and her brother were in Fort Wayne when Ace was hired.
She said that Ace would always be there for her brother, who had recently gotten a job as a driver for an escorts company in Houston.
“He would be there with him, you know, just to talk about everything.
He would take care of everything, you would never know that he was hurt,” Kayl said.
Ace and his brother had been friends since childhood.
“We would go out and he would help me out and I would help him,” Kaylah said.
She and her family have been on a quest to find Ted’s remains ever since.
They are hoping to have his body returned to Fort Wayne as soon as possible.
“It’s a little scary,” Kaylea said.
They plan to use DNA from the body to find the real killer.
Ace has said he will not speak to investigators, saying that he does not want to be a suspect.
“There is no one out there that has been involved in his murder that knows the truth about what really happened,” Ace said in an interview with ABC News.
“The truth will be out, the truth will come out.”