Associated Press Release
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a man who was kidnapped from his apartment on Christmas Eve has been found dead in a wooded area less than a mile from his Pensacola apartment.
The body of Torrance "Top Cat" Hackworth was found Wednesday following an anonymous tip to police.
The Pensacola News Journal (http://on.pnj.com/10moi93 ) reports four or five men forced their way into Hackworth's girlfriend's apartment on Monday. Hackworth was beaten, bound, gagged and thrown into the trunk of a car that was later found submerged in Pensacola Bay.
Police say the crime was drug-related. They're investigating a Christmas Day home invasion that happened about a block from where Hackworth was kidnapped. Three or four men entered an apartment and shot one man shot in the foot, the other in the stomach.