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Jun 18, 2019 10:59 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Still No Arrests In Montauk Murder Case

Police officers and detectives were on the scene at Kirk Park on Thursday, June 6 after Robert Casado was found unconscious in Montauk. The investigation is still underway and no arrests have been made. KYRIL BROMLEY
Jun 20, 2019 9:03 AM

Police are still investigating the murder of Robert Casado, a 38-year-old Montauk resident known as “Panda,” but as of Tuesday afternoon had not made an arrest.

Suffolk County Police Detective Lieutenant Kevin Beyrer, chief of the county’s Homicide Squad, said by phone on Tuesday morning the squad was still “actively investigating” the murder but declined to offer any further details.

Mr. Casado, who worked at Mickey’s Carting Corp. and Bliss Kitchen in Montauk, was found unconscious in Kirk Park, on the outskirts of downtown Montauk and bordering Fort Pond, on Thursday morning, June 6. He later succumbed to severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Police, who were dispatched to the scene at 7:24 a.m., said Mr. Casado was found alive and with labored breathing by two people walking on the Kirk Park trail. Police said Mr. Casado suffered from what appeared to be blunt force trauma to the head, and it is believed that the incident occurred between 7 and 7:30 a.m.

Officials from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner have yet to disclose Mr. Casado’s exact cause of death.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220 TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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