El Paso Records its 8th Murder of the Year

POSTED: Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 5:23pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 8:47pm

Man Dies From Injuries After Being Found at Stagecoach Motel

EL PASO— The man found in the Stagecoach Motel parking lot earlier this month died over the weekend at a local hospital due to his injuries.

Elias Perez died at University Medical Center as a result of the injuries he received, including internal brain injuries.

The El Paso Police Department's Crimes Against Persons unit Is investigating the case as a murder.

Perez is the eighth murder in El Paso this year compared to one this time last year.

On Feb. 7, police found 53-year-old Perez inside of a van parked in the parking lot of the Stagecoach motel. Perez was in need of medical attention, and police said he was having difficulty breathing and also had a black eye.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the El Paso Police Department at 915-832-4400. A person wanting to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 915-566-8477.

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