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NC Wanted: Durham man's death remains unsolved

Posted May 28, 2016

— The body of Ricardo Uribe Padilla was found in a car on Lakewood Avenue in November of 2015.

The 25-year-old’s death rattled the quiet neighborhood where his body was found.

“I noticed there was this pair of boots kind of coming out of the door and they weren’t moving,” said neighbor Mark Koyanagi.

The shooting occurred at a time when the Lakewood Park community was thriving – older houses were being renovated and newer homes were being built.

Padilla’s death followed other disturbing crimes for the next year.

“There’s been a lot of nice people move in and a lot of housed that we have gotten redone,” said neighbor Martin Curtis. “The area in general is on the upswing.”

Padilla’s death was a tragedy that the community didn’t’ want to see.

“I hope we don’t have any more incidents; it’s disturbing,” Curtis said.

Anyone with information about the unsolved murder of Padilla is asked to call the NC Wanted hotline at 1-866-439-2683.

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  • Judy Loftin May 29, 2016
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    Quiet neighborhood? I never thought of Lakewood Avenue as quiet.