Unconfirmed: Body of man found with throat slashed in Lucea





The body of an unidentified man was found earlier today with his throat slashed at his home in a section of Lucea, Hanover.

Information surrounding the incident is still unknown.

Police have launched a probe into the killing of the man.



  
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