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May 15, 2015

Elderly Watchman Murdered in Ladyville

The murder stats went up by one today. Sixty-eight year old Selvyn Encalada, a resident of Perez Road, Ladyville, was found dead this morning inside a compound where he worked as a security officer.  The lifeless body of the elderly watchman was discovered with a rope fastened around his neck, suggesting that he may have taken his own life.  While the incident was initially treated as a suicide, a post mortem examination conducted by forensic pathologist Dr. Mario Estradabran confirms that Encalada was indeed strangled.  The result of the autopsy has subsequently shifted the focus of an ongoing police investigation.  When News Five spoke with Inspector Frederick Gordon late this evening, the Rural Executive Officer said that they are now treating the matter as a homicide.  News Five understands that the compound where Encalada worked is surveyed by security cameras and that footage will be reviewed to determine if the murder was caught on tape.

 

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