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Monday, May 07, 2012

Groom's Body Found at Kentucky Derby Track

LOUISVILLE – The morning after the 138th Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs made national headlines again when a man's body was found in a barn on the racetrack's backside.

Police believe the man was murdered, but a cause and manner of death won't be known until Monday at the earliest.

The man was identified as 48-year-old Adan Fabian Perez, a native of Guatemala. He was a groom at the track. His body was discovered in barn No. 8 by a track security officer shortly before 5 a.m. ET, said Alicia Smiley, a Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman.


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