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Cary PD Identifies Victim in First Homicide of 2020

Post Date:08/28/2020 8:50 PM
  • The Cary Police Department has confirmed the identity of the man found dead on August 27, 2020 in the 100-block of Connemara Drive as Selvaraju Vellingiri.
  • No arrests have been made as part of the ongoing investigation.
  • This is Cary’s first homicide of 2020.

CARY, NC – The Cary Police Department has identified the man found dead in the 100-block of Connemara Drive on Thursday, August 27, 2020 as Selvaraju Vellingiri, 55, of Cary. The investigation into his death is ongoing. No charges have been filed as Cary Police work around the clock to identify suspects and investigate leads.

“We are asking for the community’s support as we investigate the tragic death of Mr. Vellingiri,” said Capt. Katherine Christian. “We are working around the clock and have made this case our highest priority. Our thoughts are with Mr. Vellingiri’s family this evening.”

At 4:05 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, Cary Police responded to a report of shots fired in the Somerset community in western Cary. Upon their arrival, officers discovered a man with gunshot wounds in the vicinity of the community pool on Connemara Drive. Preliminary autopsy results released today confirmed the identity of the victim as Vellingiri. This is Cary’s first homicide of 2020.

Anyone with information about this murder is encouraged to contact the Cary Police Department at (919) 469-4012. 


Primary Contacts

Capt. Kat Christian, Criminal Investigations, (919) 469-4017
Lt. John Reeves, Public Relations Officer, (919) 380-4240

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