Police are investigating after they found the body of 25-year-old Richard Vasallo laying in the middle of a driveway in a quiet Cutler Bay neighborhood late Wednesday. The victim's uncle, Enrique Arriaga, and other family members spoke with NBC 6.
Police are investigating after a man's body was found laying in the middle of a driveway in a quiet Cutler Bay neighborhood late Wednesday.
The discovery was made on Southwest 98th Court near 216th Street in the Montego Bay subdivision after a passer-by spotted the man walking on the street bleeding.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue workers responded and found the man suffering from apparent trauma. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities identified the victim as 25-year-old Richard Vasallo, whose address is nearby. They haven't said how he may have died.
"I was very shocked to hear that, I live like a block away," neighbor David Garcia said. "So it does concern me."
Miami-Dade Police hinted Thursday night that their homicide investigators are hot on the trail of Vasallo's killer.
"As we speak they're working on it, so we don't want to release his cause of death yet. We know what it is. Clearly we know he was murdered, and we're hoping for some answers pretty soon," police spokesman Roy Rutland said.
He said police are looking at some individuals as suspects.
Detectives worked the case hard all day, including searching the lake at Trooper Robert Smith Park, which is where they found Vasallo's Camaro.
"If anyone that lives in the area, anyone that happened to be driving by 98th Court and 216th Street, if they possibly saw any cars fleeing the area, any commotion, anybody yelling, screaming, anything that was out of the ordinary we would appreciate them calling the homicide bureau," Miami-Dade Police Sgt. Julio Padron said.
Anyone with information can also call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.