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UPDATE: Victim of Wood Co. murder identified

Abraham Mendoza Eusebo Lopez. Photo Source: Wood County Sheriff's Office. Abraham Mendoza Eusebo Lopez. Photo Source: Wood County Sheriff's Office.
Victim, Rogelio Elezar Mendoza-Alva. Photo Source Wood County Sheriff's Office. Victim, Rogelio Elezar Mendoza-Alva. Photo Source Wood County Sheriff's Office.
WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

UPDATE: The Wood County Sheriff's Department has released the name of the victim in a shooting that happened December 19 on County Road 4470 near Winnsboro. Rogelio Elezar Mendoza-Alva, 23 was shot to death by Abraham Mendoza Lopez, who is still on the run.

The next of kin was notified through the Mexican Consulate's Office in Mexico.


East Texas authorities are looking for a Hispanic male who is wanted in connection with a shooting that left one person dead.

Officials say one man shot and killed another in the home they shared off CR 4470 in Wood County-- about six miles east of Winnsboro.

The Wood County Sheriff says authorities can use your help tracking down the man who fled the scene.

 

"The other individual that we're looking for left this scene and we have no idea exactly where he went possibly around the Longview area," says Sheriff Bill Wansley.

Authorities have issued a murder warrant for 25-year-old Abraham Lopez Mendoza in the case. Officials say Mendoza may be in the Houston area.

"The only thing that we do know is he's in an Explorer. Possibly a late 80s model. It's blue with tan or brown trim on it," says Wansley.

Authorities say the licence plate number is BV4T768.

Wood County Sheriff Bill Wansley says Mendoza and the man who he shot lived in this trailer with a few other people-- some of them witnesses to the shooting.

"We're interviewing people right now. We've got about two more to do here and we just got a call that there are a few more at the sheriff's office that we're going to visit with," says Wansley.

Authorities say Mendoza and the other people who lived in the trailer worked together on a nearby farm. Investigators say so far they haven't uncovered a motive or evidence a fight between the two men ever took place.

"We're trying to put the pieces together so we can figure out where he went and maybe some more information on the vehicle," said Wansley.

Sheriff Bill Wansley says investigators have scoured the trailer collecting evidence. They have make copies of Mendoza's government issued ID from Mexico and are searching for car insurance records-- looking for anything that could set them on Mendoza's trail.

Wood County authorities say they're holding the name of the man who was killed until they locate his family. They say his body has been sent to a forensic lab in Dallas.

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