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Published October 27, 2009, 02:39 PM

Fargo Man Died of Significant Head Injury

Police say condo was ransacked. 3-year-old child orphaned.

By: Dave Kolpack, AP

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Police say a dental specialist found dead in his Fargo condominium had a significant head injury, and they are focusing their investigation on a search for his Porsche.

The body of 49-year-old Philip Gattuso Jr., was found after a neighbor called police about 7:45 p.m. Monday because Gattuso had not picked up his 3-year-old daughter from day care.

Lt. Joel Vettel said Gattuso's home appeared to have been ransacked and one of his cars was missing. Police are asking for public help in finding the silver Porsche Boxster with North Dakota license plate 2-KRYSIS.

Police described Battuso as a "well-known professional" periodontist, a specialty that focuses on gum disease. They said an autopsy is scheduled Wednesday in Bismarck to help determine an official cause of death.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.