Detective Superintendent Richard Baker from West Midlands Police has described William 'Bill' Davis as a "fiercely independent" father to two, grandfather to four and great grandfather to one:
"Bill used to go into Willenhall on a weekly basis. He tended his own garden and maintained his home on his own. He was very well known in the local community and used to stop and chat to his neighbours".
Chief Inspector Mike O'Hara, from Walsall local policing unit, said: "We are providing essential patrols and reassurance to the local area and understand the devastating impact this can have on such a tight knit community.
Fisher Street closed in both directions due to serious police incident between B4464 Walsall Road and Birmingham Street. Hobley Street is also cordoned off as part of the investigation that continues following the incident that occurred on Sunday evening.
Paramedics were called to an address in Willenhall just before 6.30pm on Sunday. William Davis, who was 92, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The exact cause of death is not as yet known.
Detective Inspector Gary Plant, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are still in the very early stages of our investigation, however the initial enquiries that have been made at the scene give us cause to treat this elderly man's death as suspicious.
"A team of officers will be operating in the community to speak to neighbours and residents who may have information to help our investigation, whilst local police will also be on hand to offer support and reassurance.
"We understand that this incident is likely to cause shock and upset in the community and we want to reassure people that we will be painstakingly working at the scene to determine exactly what has happened.
"We urge anyone who has information to come forward at their earliest opportunity."
A murder investigation has been launched after the discovery of an elderly man's body at a house in Willenhall yesterday.
The man has been identified as a 92-year-old local man.
Detective Inspector Gary Plant, who is leading the investigation, said:
"We understand that this incident is likely to cause shock and upset in the community and we want to reassure people that we will be painstakingly working at the scene to determine exactly what has happened."