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Police to residents near homicide: Check home security cams

By Dwayne Parker, Reporter, DParker@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 22 2013 09:30:05 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 22 2013 11:07:36 PM CDT

Berks County authorities are calling on the public to get involved in the investigation of mysterious homicide.

READING, Pa. -

Berks County authorities are calling on the public to get involved in the investigation of mysterious homicide.

They want all residents who have security cameras to check the footage from Wednesday morning.

That's when police say a Latino man in his 40s was killed, and his body later dumped on the River Road exit ramp off of Rt. 12 in Reading.

"We're looking for the public's help. If they saw anything unusual," said John Adams, Berks County District Attorney.

Neighbors like Nick Benny say he's ready to get involved in the investigation. He is one of several residents on his block with security cameras.

"I'll review it. Yeah, and then I'll call them and let them know," said Benny.

Police are also hoping somebody may have surveillance footage that will reveal clues as to where the victim was killed.

An autopsy on Thursday determined that the man died of a gunshot wound to his upper body, said Sgt. John Solecki, Reading Police Dept.

So far, no family members have contacted police, authorities said.

Investigators say if they don't hear from family members soon, they may have to release the victim's name to the media.

They say it is key to find out who the victim was with before this crime so they can move forward with this investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Alert: Berks County immediately.

The number is 877-373-9913.

Anonymous calls are accepted, and you could earn up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.