Deputies: Suspect in roommate's murder may be in Peru

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The man Gwinnett County police said killed his roommate last month and went on the run may now be in South America.

Heraclios Solis-Ortiz, 56, has warrants for felony murder and aggravated assault outstanding for him. Gwinnett County Police said Solis-Ortiz killed one of his roommates, 52-year-old Geremias Barrios Diaz, at the apartment they shared at the Villas Del Camino Apartments in the 1300 block of Graves Road in unincorporated Norcross.

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This past week, the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to Solis-Ortiz’s passing through Peruvian customs. He was not detained.

Police described him as a Hispanic male with a height of around 5-feet-7-inches and a muscular build. He has black hair and green eyes.

Anyone with information involving the case is asked to contact Gwinnett County detectives at 770-513-5300.

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