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Police investigate stabbing death of Connellsville man

| Thursday, June 9, 2011

Connellsville police are investigating the death of a man found Wednesday in his apartment.

David Gida, 56, of 302 S. Pittsburgh St., was discovered by his son. Police were contacted at 11:57 a.m.

Connellsville police said Gida had stab wounds to his body that caused the death to be ruled suspicious until an autopsy is conducted.

"We're attempting to talk to anyone who had recent contact with him," city police Chief James Capitos said.

As of yesterday, the instrument that caused the stab wounds was not found, and there are no suspects, he said.

The area around the residence was also being searched.

The Fayette County coroner's office and the forensic unit for the state police at Uniontown assisted city police at the scene.

"We're in the very, very early stages of this right now," Capitos said.

Residents at the scene who knew Gida said he was a nice man.

An autopsy is scheduled today in Pittsburgh.

Anyone who had recent contact with Gida or who has any information is encouraged to contact the Connellsville Police Department at 724-628-2501, ext. 110.

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