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Octogenarian killed in Orange Walk Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:00

Police have found Gregorio De Leon, an 85 year-old retiree, dead inside his Orange Walk Town home. The cops believe at this time that he was killed when an assailant or assailants went to rob him in his own house.

On Friday August 4, at around 8 a.m., his family found him dead inside his house on San Estevan Street. He had suffered deadly injuries to the head that are a mystery at this time; it is not known what type of weapon was used to hit him in the head. A post-mortem has revealed that he died of manual strangulation.

He was last seen alive on the previous night at around 7 p.m. It is believed that he was killed in the hours between Thursday night and Friday morning, when his body was discovered.

Its a rather puzzling case because De Leon is a senior citizen, not known to have any enemies who would seek to kill him. He is also not known to have any valuables for which he may be targeted for. There are reports, however, that he may have had cash on him at his home. The cops, after hours of searching the property for clues, were unable to determine what, if anything, was stolen from his home.

Immediately after De Leon’s body was found, the cops detained 2 persons for questioning.