Worker Murdered At Kentucky Derby Identified As Adan Fabian Perez

kentucky derby murderThe storyline resembled something you would see on CSI or Criminal Minds, as the body of a murdered worker was found in a barn at Churchill Downs the morning after the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby.  Unfortunately for Adan Fabian Perez, this time the story was all too real.

Perez, a 48-year-old Guatemalan groomer at Churchill Downs since 2008, was found dead in Barn No. 8 just before 5 am Sunday morning, less than 24 hours after Saturday’s Derby.  Injuries to his body have led authorities to investigate the incident as a homicide, however, at the moment there are no suspects.

Authorities say that they are currently speaking with witnesses and viewing surveillance camera footage in an attempt to garner a better understanding of what led to the murder of Perez, which is believed to have taken place just hours after the Derby had ended.  According to Lt. Barry Wilkerson of the Louisville Metro Police Department, altercations had taken place earlier in the day, but they remain unsure as to whether they are in any way related to the murder.

With few leads to base their investigation on at the moment, it sounds like the only thing police can safely assume is that the man responsible for this heinous crime didn’t bet on Derby winner I’ll Have Another at 15-to-1 odds.  Hopefully that tip, and any others they receive over the next few days, will help them put someone behind bars.

Hat Tip – [ABC News]

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