UPDATE: Officials release name of homicide victim found in Beechmont area
No one has been arrested after a man was found murdered behind an empty building in a quiet neighborhood.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police are trying to track down a killer right before Thanksgiving.
No one has been arrested after a man was found murdered behind an empty building in the Beechmont area. The victim has been identified as 39-year-old Paysor Casey, of Clarksville, Indiana, according to Deputy Coroner Eddie Robinson.
An autopsy revealed that Casey died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Robinson. Authorities say he was found in the 300 block of West Florence Avenue.
Neighbors woke up to crime scene tape, police and the news that Casey was found murdered.
Pat Gipson lives next door to the building where Casey was found behind the apartment building that sits empty after a recent fire. Gipson says from her window, she hears arguing quite frequently.
"It's been a quiet neighborhood, but the past six to eight months, it's been kinda going downhill," Gipson said. "When I came down and looked out the kitchen window and I saw the tape and I saw the policeman going across the yard, I thought, 'Oh Lord, what's happened?'"
Gipson has lived in the Beechmont neighborhood for more than 20 years.
Learning a man was found dead behind an apartment building across the street from her was frightening.
"It's more depressing than anything, to know that violence is spreading everywhere," said Gipson.
Casey's body was found behind an apartment building that has been empty since a fire a few weeks ago. Wednesday morning, someone called 911 to tell police about the body behind the building on West Florence Avenue.
Police got to the scene just after 6 a.m.
"It's a very difficult way to start the holidays," said LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell. "Obviously, the family of this victim will be traumatized. Even though it is a festive season, the family of this victim will be traumatized. This can be a very tragic time."
We saw detectives looking through trash in the alley, and curious neighbors taking pictures of the activity from up high. Gipson says she has noticed more criminal activity in the area in recent months.
"I feel sorry for whoever it was that lost their life. Holiday or no holiday. Losing someone's always hard," said Gipson.
Anyone with information can call the anonymous tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.
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