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Cary police investigate first homicide of the year

Posted May 9, 2015

Cary police conduct death investigation at shopping center
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— Cary police were investigating the slaying of 72-year-old man who was found dead inside his car Saturday morning at the High House Crossing shopping center on N.C. Highway 55.

Police say the death of Luciano Mariano Andia, of Cary, is the town's first homicide of the year. Cary's last homicide was the shooting death of Wendy Jean Johnson, of Sanford, in August.

Police said they received a call shortly before 7 a.m. and found Andia's body in the car. Detectives said he sustained injuries "that appear to have led to his death," but the did not elaborate. His body was taken to the state medical examiner's office.

Cary Police Department Capt. Randall Rhyme said the crime shouldn't change the town's reputation for being one of the safest places in the country.

"I think we have a very safe community. I think statistics show that every year we're one of the safest cities in the nation, and we hope to continue to be that way," Rhyme told WRAL.

Anyone with information on Andia is asked to call Cary police at 919-469-4012 or file a report anonymously with Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-460-4636. Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest.

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  • Mark Neill May 10, 2015
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    That is a typical response...to being asked whether this means Cary is becoming unsafe.

    Remember, we had at least 1 county commissioners run in the last election on a platform that included that car chase from Raleigh into Cary meaning that we couldn't even let our kids play outside because DANGER!

    It's stupid, but it's a question that's asked every time a violent crime pops up.

  • Paul Donovan May 10, 2015
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    He was probably asked a question about it by the reporter.

  • Jason Grantham May 10, 2015
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    "I think we have a very safe community. I think statistics show that every year we're one of the safest cities in the nation, and we hope to continue to be that way," Rhyme told WRAL.

    His name is actually Rhyne. So right after a man is killed he is worried about the stats and how this makes them look? Unreal, but typical response from the higher ups in this department.