WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) – An emergency room doctor was fatally beaten inside a Long Island home by his son, who was arrested after the father’s body was discovered 60 miles away Saturday in a wooded area of Westchester County, Nassau County police said.

The body of Joseph Kazigo, 67, of Somers, was found by county and state police in the woods alongside the Muscoot Reservoir in Lewisboro, police said. Kazigo and his wife lived in Westchester County, and he rented a room in Westbury to cut down his commute during the work week.

Police arrested Mulumba Kazigo, 26, of Lincolnville, who was taken into custody after an interview with homicide investigators, police said. Once his father’s body was recovered, Kazigo was charged with second-degree murder.

Police did not offer a motive in the vicious beating, where the slight Kazigo was repeatedly smashed with a blunt instrument. The doctor, who worked in the emergency room at the Nassau University Medical Center, stood just 5-foot-4 and weighed 140 pounds.

Police were summoned by Kazigo’s co-wokers after he failed to show up for his shift Thursday night. When police went to the elder Kazigo’s home on Thursday evening, they found the back door shattered, broken glass, and a blood trail leading out the door.

AP-ES-08-27-05 1633EDT


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