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Family of Lesly Palacio pleads for suspect to turn himself in

Posted at 11:32 PM, Feb 15, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Lesly Palacio’s body was found near the Valley of Fire State Park in Moapa Valley in September of 2020.

25-year-old Erick Rangel-Ibarra was identified by police as the suspect in Palacio’s death.

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Police have not been able to locate Rangel-Ibarra.

His father, Jose Rangel, is suspected of helping his son escape to Mexico.

Tonight, Palacio's family pleaded with Rangel-Ibarra to turn himself in.

This plea to him come days after his father was caught and arrested in San Diego near the U.S. border with Mexico.

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