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Las Vegas murder suspect Erick Rangel-Ibarra.

Las Vegas Fugitive Wanted for Killing 22-Year-Old Woman

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, September 16, 2022 4:27 pm

LAS VEGAS- A Las Vegas fugitive who has been on the run since the death of a 22-year-old woman two years ago will be featured on a national television show.

Erick Rangel-Ibarra is a suspect in Lesley Palacio’s murder. In August of 2020, her body was discovered dumped near Valley of Fire State Park.

Rangel-Ibarra will be featured in a part of “In Pursuit with John Walsh” that will appear on Wednesday, September 21 at 9 p.m., per an Investigation Discovery press release.

The show has revealed an image of Ibarra as she ages. He is noted as being approximately 170 pounds and 5 feet, 6 inches tall. His tattoos include the state of California on his ear, a skull on his chest, and a Dragon Ball Z picture on his left wrist.

Both Rangel-Ibarra and his father, Jose Rangel, were accused of murder. According to records, video evidence submitted before a grand jury in 2021 showed the men pulling Palacio’s body out of a home on August 29, 2020 and placing her in a vehicle.

Rangel informed authorities that he and his kid separated at the U.S. – Mexico border. Rangel was ultimately hauled into custody.

Rangel was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to helping hide the body and being an accessory to murder. He was released after less than nine months in prison.

Anyone with information regarding the case is urged to contact Metro’s Homicide unit at (702) 828-3528, or Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 to remain anonymous.

Credits: 8NewsNow

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