Police investigating Hattieville murder

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Posted: January 11, 2016. 10:00 a.m. CST.

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By Victor Castillo Sr.: Hattieville police are currently trying to put the pieces together and solve the latest murder in that community.

Late Sunday evening, officers visited an enclosed yard on Sylvester Boulevard where they saw the lifeless body of a dark skin person lying motionless in a pool of blood inside the yard.

Upon making further checks, officers observed what appeared to be gunshot wounds to the back and upper arm. Police have since identified the body as 41-year-old Cleo Smith, Belizean laborer of the East Windmill area in Hattieville.

Initial investigations reveal that Smith was sitting inside the yard when someone came from behind and fired approximately six shots in his direction causing the fatal injuries.

Police investigations into the murder continue.

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