Update: BBQ Restaurant Death Ruled Homicide

POSTED: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 6:28am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:23pm

Update: The Death of 67-year-old Joe Giles has been ruled a homicide.

Police say Giles died after being struck in the head.

Police say an employee of Mo'z BBQ in Northeast El Paso discovered the burned body of an elderly co-worker in a building behind the restaurant this morning.

Investigators say the man was lying next to an oven used to smoke meat and had burns all over his body.

Police are waiting for autopsy results to reveal how he died.

The man's identity hasn't been released but police say he was a 67-year-old African American man who worked at the restaurant.

The restaurant's owners says his name was Joe and all the people who knew and worked with him are deeply saddened and shocked by his death.

The investigation continues.

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