Gwinnett County police said an arrest warrant is active for a person of interest in the investigation into a recent homicide near Norcross.
Heraclio Solis-Ortiz, 56, was a roommate of Geremias Barrios Diaz, 52, who was found dead Friday in the kitchen of his apartment by a third roommate, according to police. The apartment was in the 1300 block of Graves Road.
Solis-Ortiz has not been charged in connection with this case, but the arrest warrant is for probation violation through the Gwinnett sheriff’s office, police Cpl. Michele Pihera said Tuesday in a news release.
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“Heraclio is not known to drive a vehicle, so there is a possibility that he is still in the Norcross area,” Pihera said.
He only speaks Spanish and is described as about 5-foot-7 and 180 pounds with a muscular build. Anyone with knowledge of Soliz-Ortiz’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 770-513-5300.
Solis-Ortiz “may have been having an ongoing dispute with the victim,” police said shortly after the incident. “At the time police arrived, all of Solis-Ortiz’s belongings had already been removed from the residence.”
Pihera said the death appears to have been caused by some type of physical assault, but not a gunshot or stabbing.
Tipsters can remain anonymous if they contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.
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