Crime

Police say death of man in Lexington apartment is being investigated as homicide

The death of a man who was found in his Lexington apartment in May is now being investigated as a homicide.

Lexington police said officers were called to the 2000 block of Daniel Court at about 7:30 p.m. May 13 about an unresponsive man.

When they arrived, they found Abraham Piedra, 24, dead inside his apartment.

The coroner found the circumstances suspicious, and on Saturday, police said the medical examiner had ruled Piedra's death a homicide.

Police said they do not have a description of of a suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 859-258-3600.

Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

The death marks the city's 16th homicide so far this year. The most recent was Tuesday, when 17-year-old Keith Allen Bledsoe was found dead of a gunshot wound at Ward Drive and Harris Court.

Lexington had a record 28 homicides in 2017.

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