Sketch of Fredericksburg Homicide Suspect Released
Armando Escobar was found dead in a homeless camp on July 25 near Central Park Townhomes. The camp was known as "La Montana."
The Fredericksburg Police Department has released a composite sketch of a possible suspect in the murder of Armando Escobar, whose body was found in a tent at a homeless camp behind Central Park Townhomes on July 25.
Fredericksburg Police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said Escobar was a homeless man from El Salvador who lived at the homeless camp with a number of other Hispanic men and the area was well known to the Hispanic community in the Bragg Hill area as "La Montana." She said the homeless people who lived at the homeless camp were self-sufficient and did not rely on the services other local agencies. Escobar is survived by a wife and two children and a brother who are all still in El Salvador. He is also survived by a brother who lives in Spotsylvania County.
The suspect is a Hispanic male in his early 50s, approximately 5-foot-4 and with dark skin that appears sun weathered.
"It is believed that he usually wears a baseball cap and he speaks limited English," Bledsoe said.
Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Patrick Lamb at 540-654-5740. Detective Lamb is fluent in Spanish. Callers may be eligible for a cash reward if the information they provide leads to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in this investigation.