Crime Headline — 21 October 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego
Truck driver stabbed to death in San Pedro

SAN PEDRO–Samuel Dawson, 44, a truck driver of Hattieville, was found with stab wounds to the chest and throat by his supervisor at about 7:30 Saturday morning, in a 2-flat building located on Manta Ray Street in San Pedro, where he lived.

Police took Dawson to the San Pedro Polyclinic, where he was declared dead on arrival, at about 10:15 a.m.

Police said that Dawson, who was working in San Pedro for the past two weeks, went home around 7:00 p.m. Friday night with the supervisor of the construction site where he worked, who was giving him a ride home.

Dawson reportedly came back out of his home because he wanted to buy food, said the supervisor, who reported that he took him to a restaurant at the entrance of San Pedrito, where he dropped him off.

The supervisor said that at about 7:30 Saturday morning, he went to pick Dawson up to take him to work, but after calling him and getting no response, he opened Dawson’s door, which was ajar, and when he stepped in, he found Dawson dead in the room.

Police believe that Dawson was stabbed in his apartment sometime that Friday night, or early Saturday morning. He then bled to death.

Police don’t know whether the motive for the murder was a grudge or robbery, but they are seeking two men who were reportedly seen with Dawson that Friday night.

So far, the men have not been found.

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