This is weird: death on the 17th hole

No, not the infamous Road Hole at St. Andrews. Dallas police found a dead body in the creek near the 17th hole at Stevens Park Golf Course Thursday. It was a 29-year-old homeless man named Ricardo Lara, and so far, they think he died of natural causes.

Then another body turned up in the same creek, about a mile away, on Friday. It was a man in his 40s, and police think he died of natural causes as well.

By |2010-07-19T11:36:17-05:00July 19th, 2010|News|4 Comments

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  1. ECE July 24, 2010 at 4:06 PM

    I do enjoy your stories, just not this last one…

  2. Rachel Stone July 22, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    You’re right about the St. Andrew’s comment. My apologies. But the police are the ones who said he was homeless.

  3. ECE July 22, 2010 at 7:59 AM

    No, this is weird–that it would be acceptable to take an insensitive, inconsiderate glib tone in writing about the deaths of two human beings. Really, a joke about St. Andrews? I suppose the fact that Mr. Lara was unidentified at the time and purportedly “homeless” made it easier to casually joke about his death. How would you feel if this had been a loved one of yours?

  4. Judith July 21, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    Ricky was NOT HOMELESS! Rachel Stone get your facts straight before posting upsetting blog. Ricardo was a loving, caring, animal lover, made friends everywhere and made ANYONE smile & crack out laughing, with his adventures stories. Since when has found “unidentified” mean homeless?

    -Family of Ricardo.

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