A teenager has been charged with murdering a 71-year-old man whose body was found in a house.
Richard Percival, known locally as Dickie, suffered a "blunt force trauma to the back of the head", in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside Police said.
A 17-year-old boy accused of murder and theft was remanded in custody to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on 18 September.
A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Mr Percival was found in the house in Dixon Avenue, Newton-le-Willows, by police officers after concerns were expressed for his safety.