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UofL grad found strangled in Philly

Published: May. 6, 2014 at 2:31 PM EDT|Updated: May. 13, 2014 at 9:51 AM EDT
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PHILADELPHIA, PA (WAVE) – A Bosnian refugee who made Kentucky his home was found beaten to death in Pennsylvania.

The Dizdarevic family fled Bosnia in 1993 and settled in Kentucky. After graduating from Madison Southern, Dino Dizdarevic went on to get a chemical engineering degree from the University of Louisville and moved to Pennsylvania just a few months ago.

Dizdarevic was supposed to fly home Thursday for the Kentucky Derby, but when his sister went to Cincinnati to pick him up from the airport he never showed.

His family reported him missing and not long after, he was found beaten and strangled at the bottom of a fire escape in Philadelphia. Police sources say it appears he met up with someone on the social app, Grindr.

According to a friend, funeral arrangements are being planned. They have established a special fund to help his family with funeral expenses.

You can donate to the Dino Dizdarevic Memorial Fund at any PNC Bank.

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