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Police Identify Murder Victim

Javier Reyes, 34, fatally stabbed on Wednesday

The has identified the 34-year-old man who was at a Huntington Street apartment on Wednesday.

Deputy Chief Peter Reichard said officers found Javier Reyes suffering from serious stab wounds at apartment D-14 at 187 Huntington Street at about 10:30 p.m. that evening. Reyes was taken to and then flown to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he died at about 2 a.m. on Thursday.

Reichard said the wounds were caused by an edged weapon. He said police are actively investigating the incident but have not yet determined a motive for the crime or any suspects.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the department's Detective Division at 860-447-1481. All calls will be kept confidential.

Gayle Blair September 22, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Hello, I have the utmost respect for our police officers. Here in East Lyme I know they have a tough time getting the equipment needed. I also know there is crime here. Without reporting it people here have a false sense of security. We don't have a paper like the Day to keep people informed. Is anyone assigned to this area? More people tell me they leave their doors unlocked because it's so safe and I know better. Please here me. Not only the residence need this info but we wouldn't look like the sitting ducks some do. Mrs. Gayle Blair Of East Lymè

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