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Man flees after cold blooded stabbing in Starr County

Ruben Sanchez // SCSD

Authorities are searching for a man wanted for killing a person after residents found the victim in a pool of blood.

The Star County Sheriff TMs Department is looking for 39-year-old Ruben Sanchez, known as El Llanterro for stabbing a man and leaving him for dead.

The sheriff TMs office responded to the call after a man was found dead in Las Lomas around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

As authorities arrived to the scene, victim Saul Ruvalcaba was lying face down, surrounded by a pool of blood.

Emergency Medical Services checked the 34-year-old TMs vitals, and determined the victim was dead.

A pre-autopsy determined that Ruvalcaba died from a stab wound to the chest and a slash wound to his neck.

Sanchez, the person of interest, is a resident of Las Lomas.

The 39-year-old suspect was last seen leaving the scene in a blue/black Dodge Neon.

The vehicle is an older model with two orange racing stripes on the car.

A motive for the murder is not known at this time.

The Starr County Sheriff TMs Department is asking for anyone with information on the murder, to call (956) 487-5571.

We TMll keep you updated as soon as details are made available.

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