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NORTH CAROLINADURHAM, N.C. — Four people have been found shot to death along a highway in a business research park, authorities said yesterday. The Durham County Sheriff’s Office said the bodies of three women were found early yesterday in a car on N.C. Highway 54 in Research Triangle Park, while the body of a man was outside the car. Lieutenant Stan Harris said the shootings weren’t random, but he said he couldn’t disclose any other details. The Research Triangle Park is home to more than 170 global companies.
FLORIDAInsect specialist testifies on child
ORLANDO — An insect specialist says he found flies related to decomposition in the trunk of a car that belonged to a woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony. Forensic entomologist Neal Haskell testified yesterday that the evidence was consistent with a body being in the trunk of the vehicle for a short period of time and then removed. Prosecutors believe the toddler’s body was kept in the car before being left in a wooded area. The mother, Casey Anthony, has been charged with first-degree murder in her daughter’s death.
TEXASMexican poet leads march for peace
EL PASO — A well-known Mexican poet whose son was killed by drug gang members has brought his call for peace to the United States. Javier Sicilia gathered about 1,500 followers during a weeklong peace march that ended Friday in Ciudad Juárez, the most violent city in Mexico. He crossed into Texas and spoke to hundreds of supporters at a park in downtown El Paso. He says he wants justice for American citizens and residents who have been killed in Mexico.
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