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Body of man found on highway identified
The body of a man found on Tuesday on the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway, Barataria, has been identified as 34-year-old Curt Gaytan, of El Socorro, San Juan. People working in the area discovered Gaytan’s body wrapped in several bed sheets near a concrete slab. There were multiple stab wounds about the body and his throat was slit.
Gaytan, a father of one, was self-employed, washing cars, and had been addicted to cocaine, relatives said. He was last seen by family members on Monday afternoon. In an interview at the Forensic Science Centre yesterday, Gaytan’s father, Julian, said his son visited friends who owed him money. He added: “They were owing him money and beat him up. He said he was not taking that and went back.
That was the last time we saw him. He was also the type of person who would take people things but he was not a pusher.” Julian, owner of Gaytan’s Wrecking Service, said he was a respectable businessman who worked alongside the police. “He (Gaytan) did something a while ago and when he went before the magistrate I told them to put him away for two years,” he said. Homicide officers are continuing investigations.
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