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What happened?

Oxford real estate developer Philip Fontaine was found dead in his home in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 11, 2020.

Philip Fontaine's body was in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor, and the house was a wreck. There was evidence the victim put up a fight, and it's possible he interrupted a burglary.

Fontaine's young wife Ashley discovered the grisly scene in their kitchen around 1:00 a.m. Both Mrs. Fontaine and her stepson Grant reportedly arrived home minutes before the 911 call was made.

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