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Montana Avenue Body Ruled a Homicide


Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives are investigating a homicide after a body was discovered Tuesday afternoon on Montana Avenue. Buffalo Police have identified the victim, as 22 year old Christian J. Thomas of Buffalo. His body was discovered between two vacant houses on Montana Avenue,  by two men around 3:30pm Tuesday afternoon. After the discovery, the two men called 9-1-1 to alert police.

Chief of Detectives, Dennis J.Richards said, "It is not clear whether the victim was killed at the scene, where his body was discovered or someplace else".

An autopsy has concluded that the victim was shot twice. Buffalo Police identified Thomas as a missing person back in late December of 2007. Police reported that Thomas was last scene on December 30th.

Anyone with information regarding the disappearance and murder of Thomas is encouraged to call the Confidential Tip Call Line at (716)847-2255 or e-mail your tip to www.bpdny.org and just click on the "Report a Tip" section on the homepage.