A body found in a stable barn the morning after the Kentucky Derby is being treated as a murder, police said.
Adan Fabian Perez, 48, a stable worker from Guatemala was found around 4.30am in a barn at Churchill Downs, close to where the winning horse I'll Have Another was being kept.
'We found evidence of injuries that lead us to believe he was involved in an altercation and that foul play was involved,' Louisville Metro Police spokesperson Alicia Smiley told ABC News.
Police said the man's body was found in barn number eight, hours after the race track had hosted the 138th Kentucky Derby.
Ms Smiley said police are investigating the death as a homicide with the cause reported as being not immediately obvious.
'We are still trying to determine what led to the incident. At this point we don't have anything pointing to the fact that this had any association with Churchill Downs or the Derby itself,' said Ms Smiley. Read More