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Kidnapped Pensacola Man Found Dead Near Home

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a man who was kidnapped from his apartment on Christmas Eve has been found dead in a wooded area less than a mile from his Pensacola apartment.

The body of Torrance "Top Cat" Hackworth was found Wednesday following an anonymous tip to police.

The Pensacola News Journal (http://on.pnj.com/10moi93 ) reports four or five men forced their way into Hackworth's girlfriend's apartment on Monday. Hackworth was beaten, bound, gagged and thrown into the trunk of a car that was later found submerged in Pensacola Bay.

Police say the crime was drug-related. They're investigating a Christmas Day home invasion that happened about a block from where Hackworth was kidnapped. Three or four men entered an apartment and shot one man shot in the foot, the other in the stomach.


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