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Murder on the Inca Trail

A divorced British banker died after a blow to the head on the Inca Trail and was found in a nearby river--and it's raising more than a few eyebrows across the pond. Colin Murphy, 44, disappeared on News Year's day during a Christmas holiday to Peru from the town of Aguas Calientes in the Andes, not far from the Machu Picchu.

The last hours of his life were spent with 14 other holidayers, who left their campsite on New Year's Eve to grab a drink at the nearest watering hole. The next day, Mr. Murphy was not in his tent. It's believed the last person to see him alive was fellow tourist Harvey Layton, a construction worker he had befriend on the trip.

Called "the life and soul of any gathering.", Mr. Murphy's body has since been flown back to England, and while investigators are looking into his suspicious death, they're hesitant to speculate on what happened.

I guess I can stop complaining about how awful my New Year's Eve was ...

Filed under: Peru, News

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