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Durham police identify body found in car in woods

Posted August 30, 2011
Updated September 16, 2011

— Durham police are investigating the death of man found inside a car in a wooded area on South Roxboro Street last week.

They identified the victim Tuesday as 21-year-old Luciano Alejandro Cabrera and said they are treating the case as a homicide.

Officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of South Roxboro Street to check on a suspicious vehicle around 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 19. They found Cabrera's body inside.

The cause of death has not been released.

Another man was seen in surveillance video using Cabrera's credit card at 3:39 a.m. on June 11 at the State Employees Credit Union branch at 504 S. Duke St. Police haven't identified him.

Anyone who may be able to assist the investigation is asked to call police at 919-560-4440, extension 29335, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • Con Amor brings luv and laughter Sep 2, 2011


  • Con Amor brings luv and laughter Sep 2, 2011

    Why isnt the picture of the guy using Luciano's ATM card posted with this story?? This young mans uncle is a VERY close friend of mine. All of these comments about his legal status irrelevent! Though he WAS in fact very "LEGAL", as well as his parents and family, the most important thing is, he is a human, and was murdered for no reason. Maybe if his last name was "Smith" or "White" this story would be getting more coverage.

  • hanyoukyoto Sep 1, 2011

    To every ignorant judgmental and racist person on here. You have no idea what kind of young man he was. He was one of my close friends and i loved him dearly. He was not an illegal immigrant that sucked social services. He worked two jobs and went to school full time for nursing. He was one of the most kind and caring people i have ever had the privilege to know. He made my life better and he is heavily missed by family and friends. He was unfairly taken away by someone and he does not deserve you people making rash judgments about his death. And by the way most of the people on welfare or who have social services actually need them, less then 2% are taking advantage of the system. so know your facts before you make a statement.

    "Anyone who forms a judgement on any point but cannot explain himself clearly might as well have never thought on the subject" Pericles

  • Rebelyell55 Aug 31, 2011

    "...right...that must be why they are, thankfully, up here harvesting crops for us that US citizens are not willing to do for what is paid...
    GOLO member since March 13, 2008
    August 31, 2011 3:03 p.m....

    Funny, ya one of those... putting down a very short part of a comment and putting your spin on it. It won't work, others have read the whole posting. Don't hide, read about the crimes, the 40,000 killed so far by the Mexican Drug cartel, this is not just Mexico, not the other Latino countries that also have issue with Drug gangs controlling the communities. The amount of money controlled in Mexico by the Drug cartel is more than most states have. The latino population are not just coming here for money , but for freedom from the corruption and crimes in their country. Now they are in fear of the crimminal who followed them here. Those who failure to address a problem soon become the problem.

  • katrinaheath Aug 31, 2011

    Anyone dying is a serious matter, no matter what race, or legal status. He still is a mother's son, a father's son, maybe even a father himself.
    I'll keep the other comments to myself.

  • Mark Hayes Aug 31, 2011

    anne53ozzy." Yes they harvest crops,receive medicaid,food vouchers,free school lunches,get educated ,but looking at the big picture around here not to many farmers use them so they go into other areas of funding their stay and they can compete with lower pay demands because they receive all the other benfits our people can't,please speak of what you know,I am.

  • Mark Hayes Aug 31, 2011

    anneonymousone." I still do not care,and will wake up in the morning still not caring,so you see I'm not one of the bleeding hearts that are willing to watch this country handed over to social service seeking immigrants that have brought gangs,drugs and crime to areas that once were safe to walk the streets now are costing us all for their activity.

  • imback Aug 31, 2011

    " Latinos are, for the most part, indigenous people with Spanish surnames..."

    Um,no they arent. The majority are of mixed ancestry : Amerindian and Spanish. But I guess it doesnt fit your narrative to mention that they have European roots as well.

  • anne53ozzy Aug 31, 2011

    "endless supply of money"...right...that must be why they are, thankfully, up here harvesting crops for us that US citizens are not willing to do for what is paid...

  • Mark Hayes Aug 31, 2011

    anneonymousone." I really don't care,really I do not care.