Third Homicide of the Year in Schenectady

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Schenectady Police have identified the man who was found dead in a State Street parking lot, and they're calling it a homicide, the third of 2019.

Cops say 51-year-old Alejandro Melendez of Schenectady died of blunt force trauma from being struck by a vehicle.

Melendez's body was discovered Christmas morning in the 700 block of State Street, near Nott Terrace.

Police are working on some leads and believe the incident happened between the hours of 3 and 4 am.

Dearing says that Melendez leaves behind a wife and a mother.

Photo: WNYT

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