Louisville, IN (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - A shocking discovery occurred after the Kentucky Derby.
Police are searching for clues in what's quickly become a murder mystery.
Over the weekend, Churchill Downs hosted a thrilling Kentucky Derby but then turned into a crime scene.
Police are still searching for clues Monday morning, after the body of 48-year-old Adan Fabian Perez, a Guatemalan worker, was found Sunday morning in a barn, not far from where Saturday's Derby winner "I'll Have Another" was being stabled.
Perez reportedly worked as a horse groomer for the brother of three time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel. An autopsy is scheduled for sometime Monday. Police are treating the case as a homicide.
Perez's body was found on the backside of Churchill Downs and his death raises questions about security. But it also raises questions about what some call "an underbelly" of horse racing, immigrant workers performing heavy labor caring for prized thoroughbreds at low wages.
"Working with horses is a tough job, and you're up at the crack of dawn or before dawn. It's more than just a job for them, it's a way of life," says Eric Crawford of the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Authorities have no suspects and for now say that the death has no apparent connection to the Derby.
This death is the second on the grounds of Churchill Downs in about a year. Shortly after last year's Derby, a jockey was found dead in his car after an accidental drug overdose.
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