Local authorities searching for a man wanted for murder

EPCSO
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 9:30am

Local authorities are looking for a man wanted for murder.

We're told Joel Ponce is from Berino, New Mexico but may be hiding in the El Paso area.

They said back in May of 2013, the victim, Juan Perez, 41, was found unresponsive near Berino. He died days later at the hospital. After an investigation, Ponce was found as a person of interest in the case.

Sheriff's Deputies said that the suspect was seen over the weekend at a bar on El Paso's east side. They believe ponce is now bald.

If you see him, you're asked to contact El Paso Crime Stoppers at (915) 566-8477. Helpful information could lead to a cash reward.

 

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