Headline — 22 January 2013 — by Albert J. Ciego
Maskall man, 60, murdered in his home

A 60-year-old epileptic was found murdered in his Maskall home around 1:00 Saturday afternoon.

Ervin Fitzroy Morales, a long-time resident of Maskall village, was discovered with chop and stab wounds to his neck, back and head. Our reports are that he was chopped and stabbed about nine times.

His neighbor who everyday cooks for him told police she became worried when he did not come for his breakfast that Saturday morning, or for his dinner at noon. She feared that he had suffered a bout of epilepsy and was stricken at home.

Neighbors told police that when they went to his house, they discovered him with chop wounds, and wrapped in a blanket. Police say there were no signs of forced entry.

They surmise that sometime in the night of Friday, January 19, a killer or killers went into the home of Ervin Morales, and chopped and stabbed him to death.

Police have since launched an investigation, but so far no one has been detained or arrested.

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