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Body of Slain Man Found at Churchill Downs Identified as Trainer Cecil Borel Employee
Police have identified the murdered man whose body was discovered in a Churchill Downs stable just hours after the Kentucky Derby as Adan Fabian Perez, a 48-year-old from Guatemala. He was found four barns away from winning Derby horse “I’ll Have Another”.
Perez worked for horse trainer Cecil Borel, who is the brother of veteran jockie Calvin Borel. He began working for Borel in 2008 as a horse groomer.
"We found evidence of injuries that lead us to believe he was involved in an altercation and that foul play was involved," Louisville Metro Police spokewoman Alicia Smiley told ABCNews.com.
"We are still trying to determine what led to the incident. At this point we don't have anything pointing to the fact that this had any association with Churchill Downs or the Derby itself," said Smiley.
Perez was positively identified by his 19-year-old son. Investigators have not revealed any motives or named any potential suspects in the case. The exact cause of death was not yet known.
- Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com
Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on Sun, 05/06/2012 - 21:13