November 18, 2010

Dead man in box was "Jac" not "Jack"; Suspect Tags are PALNCIA (Not PALIN-CIA)

FREDERICK, Md. - Police say an unidentified body found in a bloody cardboard box along Interstate 70 earlier this week was that of a Hispanic man in a work uniform who appears to have been in his 30s. DC Police identify the body as 36-year-old Jacobo Vazquez. Vazquez had been reported missing on November 12th. The body was found November 16th. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland ruled Vazquez’ death a homicide, cause of death gunshot wounds. The investigation revealed the homicide occurred in the 100 block of Constitution Avenue NW.

A felony arrest warrant has been issued for 34-year-old Marvin Palencia of Hyattsville, MD, who is wanted in connection with this homicide. Police are also attempting to locate the suspect’s 2007 light green or grey Honda Odyssey minivan with Maryland tags bearing “PALNCIA.” The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about the suspect’s whereabouts or this crime should take no action, but call the police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746).

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