UPDATE: Detectives identified 31-year-old Edgar Umanzor as the suspect in this case. Umanzor is not currently in custody, and detectives seek information on his whereabouts. Edgar Umanzor should be considered armed and
dangerous and should not be approached. If you see him, please call police or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
An elderly man is dead after a fight on Sunday.
It was reported around 5:15 p.m. on the 6100 block of Blossom Knoll Avenue near Cheyenne Avenue and Jones Boulevard.
Arriving officers and medical personnel located 64-year-old Jorge Castillo-Echeagaray suffering from apparent trauma to his face and unresponsive.
Castillo-Echeagaray was transported to the UMC Trauma Center, where he was later pronounced deceased.
Police say Castillo-Echeagaray had been in a dating relationship with a female who lived at the residence with her adult son.
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Investigators believe the adult son and Castillo-Echeagaray had a verbal argument which turned physical.
Castillo-Echeagray's girlfriend told 13 Action News her son had moved in about a month ago and hadn't had any arguments prior to this. But she did say just before the incident, he said he was hearing voices, and she was concerned he may have been schizophrenic.
His girlfriend says she was in the other room when the fight happened and didn't hear anything. She now says her son is dead to her and just wants him caught.
She added that she and Castillo-Echeagaray were going to spend part of New Year's Day at Mount Charleston before the fight occurred.
Castillo-Echeagaray is being remembered as a kind man who helped others. He was active with the Mexico City Federation of Las Vegas and supported small businesses in the community.
The adult son left the residence prior to officers' arrival and is still outstanding. This is an ongoing investigation.
This is the 2nd homicide investigated by the LVMPD in 2017.
Anyone with any information about this case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.