Thursday, July 12, 2001

Suspect identified in killing; search is on

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        HAMILTON — A warrant was issued Wednesday for a suspect in Monday's shooting death of a 52-year-old man in his home.

        Police are looking for a man identified as Patrocinio Delacruz Valdez, 23, in the slaying of Elias Meraz Astorga, also known as Jayme Astorga. A passerby told police she heard a gunshot and then saw Mr. Astorga lying motionless inside his home in the 700 block of East Avenue with the door wide open.

        Mr. Astorga died from multiple gunshots to the chest.

        Wanted on a murder warrant, Mr. Valdez may use another name, said Hamilton Police Sgt. Tom Kilgour.

        The suspect is described as 6 feet tall with reddish-brown hair and beard, and silver or gold front teeth. Police had no further description and no photo available Wednesday.

        Police say he may be headed for Columbus, possibly with family members and may be carrying a handgun.

       Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 868-5811, extension 2002.


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