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Suspect identified in stabbing that left one man dead in Del Valle

A stabbing turned deadly at the 15700 block of FM 812.

AUSTIN, Texas — Authorities have named a person suspected of stabbing and killing a man in Del Valle.

Deputies said they are searching for Rogaciano Abarca-Castro of Mexico in connection to the stabbing and named him as the suspect.

According to deputies, Abarca-Castro is among the U.S. Marshals' Most Wanted individuals and has an alias of "Evelio Ramirez," as well as a nickname of "Roga."

Abarca-Castro is said to be a Hispanic male, 5 foot 3 inches tall at 135 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes.

According to a press release from the Travis County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the 15700 block of FM 812 on July 4 regarding a reported stabbing.

Pedro Esteban, Abarca-Castro's brother-in-law, was found bleeding profusely when deputies arrived on the scene. First aid and CPR were administered until medical personnel could arrive.

Life-saving measures were unsuccessful and Esteban was pronounced dead at 9:52 p.m. 


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TCSO said the stabbing was an isolated incident.

U.S. Marshals' Task Force is assisting in locating the suspect, but it is believed he is likely no longer in Texas.

A warrant of arrest for murder was issued for Abarca-Castro on July, 5, 2019.

As of July 24, 2019, Abarca-Castro is still not in custody.


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