Manhunt For Suspect Erick Rangel Ibarra In Las Vegas Murder

Authorities said Erick Rangel Ibarra has a tattoo of California on his earlobe. He has another tattoo of a skull on his chest and on his left wrist of “Dragon Ball Z.” If you have any information on his whereabouts, please submit your tips to InPursuitTips.com or text 1-833-378-7783 (3-PURSUE).

September 21, 2022
Erick Rangel-Ibarra stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 173 pounds. Rangel-Ibarra is a hispanic male and could have ties to Mexico.

Authorities in Las Vegas, Nevada are searching for Erick Rangel-Ibarra, who they say is allegedly responsible for killing 22-year-old Lesly Palacio.

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Authorities in Las Vegas, Nevada are searching for Erick Rangel-Ibarra, who they say is allegedly responsible for killing 22-year-old Lesly Palacio.

By: Michelle Sigona

Authorities in Las Vegas, Nevada are searching for one suspect they say is allegedly responsible for killing 22-year-old Lesly Palacio.

On Aug. 29, 2020, investigators say Palacio vanished and 10 days later her body was found near Valley of Fire State Park in Moapa Valley. The location is about 50 miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Since Palacio's death, detectives say they've identified 27-year-old Erick Rangel-Ibarra as the main suspect in her case. He's currently wanted for murder.

Palacio's sister, Kaly Palacio, told ABC 13, "She went to Longhorn Casino with Eric Rangel." The casino released video of Palacio on their property the morning of Aug. 29, 2020. The last time Palacio was seen on camera was sometime around 2 a.m., reports add.

Palacio's mother and sister spoke out about their loved one to the Las Vegas Sun. They said she loved to cook recipes, always looked after her family and she even helped her mother start her own cleaning business. Palacio was the second oldest of five children and always took time to check in and help raise her younger siblings, especially while their mother was earning a living, reports add.

Palacio was buried at the end of September 2020 in a private service. Since then her loved ones have taken to social media to spread word about her murder using the hastag #justiceforLeslyPalacio and many have even held a justice rally down the Vegas strip with posters of Palacio. Family and friends are doing anything they can to raise awareness about her case.

Jose Antonio Rangel, Rangael-Ibarra's father, pleaded guilty in 2021 for helping his son. He reportedly served less than nine months behind bars and was released.

Rangel-Ibarra was last seen in Las Vegas, Nevada and was driving a white 2004 White F-150 truck with Nevada plates: LVN84A.

Investigators say he has a tattoo of the state of California on his ear, a tattoo on his chest of a skull, and a tattoo on his left wrist of a Dragon Ball Z image.

Rangael-Ibarra stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 173 pounds. Rangel-Ibarra is a hispanic male and could have ties to Mexico. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please submit your tips to InPursuitTips.com or text 1-833-378-7783 (3-PURSUE).

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