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Police, family searching for answers in murder of metro Detroit candy importer

Posted at 7:22 PM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 10:40:11-05

Police are still searching for the person responsible for gunning down a 51-year-old man inside his family’s business in Sterling Heights on Mound Road.

I spoke with the owner of Laith’s Candy Land who says he’s the one who found his uncle dead around noon on Monday.

There’s no sign on the door and very little furniture inside the candy import business where Samuel Saba worked with his nephew.

It’s where Saba was found - shot multiple times, no one knows exactly when.

“When the actual incident occurred I can’t tell you,” says Lt. Mario Bastianelli with Sterling Height Police. “I can just tell you, basically, when we got the phone call - when the employee found him.”

That was around noon Monday, shortly before Jason Shapo arrived to work a couple doors down.

“8, 9 police cars in here that were going in an out,” Shapo says. “All the businesses, trying to look at surveillance cameras.”

But surveillance cameras so far, have turned up nothing.

The cameras, aimed towards the door, didn’t capture anyone coming or going. There are no cameras by the back door and police have no witnesses 

“The business was open, but there was no other employees in the location when it occurred,” says Bastianelli.

Samuel Saba’s family says he was a good man, and they want answers.

If you have information, you’re asked to call Sterling Heights police.