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Authorities ID man found dead at Churchill Downs


A Kentucky coroner has identified the body of a man found in the stable area of Churchill Downs hours after the Kentucky Derby as a race track worker.

Jo-Ann Farmer of the Jefferson County coroner's office on Sunday identified the victim as 48-year-old Adan Fabian Perez, a Guatemala native. Farmer said he was identified by his 19-year-old son, who also works at the track.

Louisville Metro Police say the death is being investigated as a homicide.

Perez' body was found in a barn but authorities say there appears to be no connection to the track.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

About a week after last year's Derby, jockey Michael Baze's body was found in a vehicle near the stables. His death was ruled an accidental drug overdose.

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