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Lesly Palacio's family calling for arrests after body found in Nevada desert

Posted at 11:41 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 03:22:25-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — It has been two weeks since the police found the body of 22-year-old Lesly Palacio near the Valley of Fire State Park.

And officers are still looking for Erick Rangel-Ibarra, as they say, Palacio was last seen with him.

Las Vegas police locate body of missing 22-year-old Lesly Palacio

Ibarra’s father is also facing charges connected with helping his son escape.

LVMPD issues arrest warrants in woman's murder

Wednesday, Palacio’s family and their attorney thanked police for finding her body but they want the father and son arrested.

“We're asking you for help. We're asking you to be on the lookout. Because at the end of the day, a young girl who was 22-years-old was viciously murdered. Her body was found in the desert. Lesly did not deserve that. Nobody deserves that,” said Ofelia Markarian, the attorney representing the family.

The family also says they're scared another young woman will be hurt.

Watch the family's news conference from Wednesday night: