Jeffersonville man's murder described as particularly disturbing and violent
The body of 51-year-old Marvin Davey was found at Magnolia and Hazel Streets in west Louisville.
Monday, April 20th 2015, 3:50 pm EDT
Monday, April 20th 2015, 5:39 pm EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Family members believe Marvin Davey was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time when he was killed over the weekend in Louisville.
"I just couldn't believe it," said Wilbur Davey, the victim's uncle.
Wilbur Davey talked to WDRB Monday while holding a picture of Marvin taken when he was a 2-year-old child. Wilbur said Marvin, who was 51-years-old this year, was a happy, comical person.
"He couldn't hurt a fly," he told WDRB.
Police are being tight-lipped about the circumstances behind Marvin Davey's death, but a deputy coroner gave the cause of death as "blunt force trauma."
According to Deputy Coroner Jack Arnold, he was pronounced dead around 1:40 Saturday morning. Authorities say his body was found at Magnolia and Hazel Streets in west Louisville.
He was last seen by family members late Friday night.
Family members say they don't know who would want to kill Marvin.
"I really can't pinpoint nothing, but justice has to be served one way or another," said Wilbur Davey.
There are very few details available about Davey's death, but community activist Christopher 2X says, based on what police have said, he believes Davey's life was taken in a particularly brutal and violent way.
"For them to say it, in a powerful way, that related to the family, it just lets us know that this was probably a very violent death."
2X says he knew Marvin Davey personally.
"His family and my family are very, very close," he said.
He says he can't think of any reason Davey would have been targeted for murder.
"We, myself and them, could have never have figured that Marvin would have been one of the brutal statistics," said 2X.
Davey leaves behind two daughters, grandchildren and many aunts, uncles and cousins who all live in Jeffersonville.
Wilbur says he'll miss everything about his nephew.
"Everything. Him coming by the house, getting on my nerves. Everything about him," said Wilbur Davey.
"Justice is the only thing on their minds right now," said 2X.
Funeral arrangements are pending for Marvin Davey.
Detectives were not able to comment about the case Monday but said they are working several leads. If you have any information, you're asked to call 574-LMPD.
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