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Published October 26, 2009, 10:57 PM


Authorities are investigating a suspicious death in South Fargo.

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a south Fargo man. Officers were called to a home in the Upper 9 Condominium Court on south University Drive just before 8:00 last night.

WDAY Radio General Manager, Kevin Weaver, who is a neighbor, says 49-year-old Phillip Gattuso Jr. was found dead. Another neighbor apparently found his bloody body after he didn't pick up his toddler from daycare Monday night.

Gattuso worked as a dentist in south Fargo. Lt. Joel Vettel says the man's home appears to have been ransacked and one of his cars is missing. Police are asking for the public's help in finding the silver Porsche Boxster with North Dakota license plate 2-KRYSIS.

Officers say they haven't ruled out the possibility of foul play. Investigators spent several hours processing evidence at the scene last night and do expect to release more information later today. Gattuso's wife, Valerie, died this winter.

Police Capt. Tod Dahle (DOLL'-ee) says no weapons have been fou