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Senatobia police investigate rare murder in mobile home

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Edgar Gomez was killed early Monday in a home invasion. Edgar Gomez was killed early Monday in a home invasion.
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SENATOBIA, MS -

(WMC-TV) - Yellow crime scene tape still surrounds Edgar Gomez's home. The 36-year-old was killed early Monday in a home invasion.

Senatobia Police are still investigating, and call it a rare homicide.

Neighbors in the mobile home community are on the edge because the suspect is still on the loose.

"It's very scary, I've never experienced something like this so close to my home," said neighbor Erin Meatte.

Meatte lives with her two kids. Her concerns keep her children staying inside.

"I don't want them outside, because if I'm not outside watching them you never know what could happen," she said.

It is the first murder in the small town since 2004. Police chief Steve Holtz said Gomez called police from a cell phone in his home asking for help.

By the time police arrived, he was dead, and the killer was gone. Investigators are holding information about the murder, including how Gomez died, in hopes the killer starts talking on the streets.

If you have any information about this crime you're asked to call Tate County CrimeStoppers at 662-301-1111.

"We can go to that person, talk to that person, interview that person and ask them how did he know or she know that this person got killed in this type of manner," said Holtz.

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