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Death Of Lexington Man In May Investigated As Homicide

Posted at 12:44 PM, Jun 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 17:15:27-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police said Saturday afternoon that the death of man last month is now being investigated as a homicide.

Police spokesman Jervis Middleton said officers found 24-year-old Abraham Piedra dead May 13 inside his apartment in the 2000 block of Daniel Court.

Piedra’s death initially was classified as suspicious by the Fayette County coroner.

But Middleton said Saturday that the medical examiner later classified the death as a homicide.

Police do not have a suspect in the case, he said.

Anyone with information about this case 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

Piedra’s death is the 20th recorded homicide in Lexington this year.

Check here for a full list of 2018 homicides in the city.