Kentucky Derby Body Was a Groom

Adan Fabian Perez was believed murdered

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted May 7, 2012 5:37 AM CDT

(Newser) – Police have identified the body found yesterday at a Churchill Downs barn, whom they believe was murdered. Adan Fabian Perez, 48, was reportedly a groom for trainer Cecil Borel and had been licensed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission since 2008. The Guatemala native lived on Churchill Down's backside, where his body was discovered. The body was identified by Perez's son, a fellow Churchill Downs worker. Details of the death haven't yet been released, the Courier-Journal notes.

Groom Inocencio Diaz rubs the nose of Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Sunday, May 6, 2012.
Groom Inocencio Diaz rubs the nose of Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Sunday, May 6, 2012.   (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
The man found dead in a barn at Churchill Downs was a groom, police say. Homicide is suspected.
The man found dead in a barn at Churchill Downs was a groom, police say. Homicide is suspected.   (Getty Images)
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