MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Detectives are investigating the murder of a 52-year-old father in northwest Miami-Dade County's West Little River neighborhood.
According to Sgt. John Perez, the murder victim, Jorge C. Chacon, was killed about 8 a.m. For hours, a white tarp covered his body in front of a home at 8746 NW 24 Ave.
Miami-Dade property records show Jorge C. Chacon has owned the 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home since 2016. His daughter Lissette Chacon said he was killed while he was cleaning the front yard.
"He served the community well and unfortunately somebody took advantage of the situation," Lisette Chacon said. "I want justice for my dad."
On Friday afternoon, police officers began to distribute his Sept. 17 mugshot. The Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation filed it after he was arrested for burglary and grand theft last year. Court records show the case was closed Nov. 9, after he was released Sept. 24 to Alternative Programs, Inc., better known as TAP, an agency that provides alternatives to incarceration.
Chacon had a history of alcohol abuse. But Lissette Chacon said her father was now healthy and doing well, and he had built a career as a personal trainer.
"I didn't see this coming," she said.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about Chacon's murder to call 305-471-2400 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 1-866-471-8477.
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