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Crime Stoppers: Detectives Search For Answers In Man’s Death

Posted at 6:22 PM, Nov 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 18:22:48-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– It has been six months since Abraham Piedra was found dead in his apartment. He was the victim of strangulation.

“He would give you his last dollar if you asked him for it,” said Piedra’s fiancee, Donna Resendiz.  She had been living with Piedra when he was found dead.

So far, clues have been hard to come by, and a potential suspect, even harder.

Piedra’s body was sent home to his parents who still wonder, why did this happen?

“To have their son be so far away, and die the way he did and have no answers has got to be a very difficult thing,” said Mark Thomas with the Lexington Police Department. 

The fact that the case has gone cold is eating at detectives.

“It’s a personal thing for us. For all of us. We don’t want these cases going unsolved here in Lexington, because it puts everybody at a sense of unease,” said Thomas.

His mom calls me every day asking about it. And I can’t tell her nothing, cause I don’t know,” said Resendiz. “He didn’t deserve to get killed like this.”

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest. You can call the Crime Stoppers tipline at (859) 253-2020.