Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.
Fredericksburg Police Investigating Homicide
At 10:13 a.m. this morning, the Fredericksburg Police Department received a report on 911 from a caller who stated that a man located in a homeless camp behind the Central Park Townhomes appeared to be dead. Police officers and personnel from the Fire Department searched the area and located the body of a deceased male inside a tent in a heavily wooded area at the end of Roffman Road.
Due to obvious signs of trauma to the body, the case is being investigated as a homicide. The victim, Armando Escobar, 43, of no fixed address, was known to reside in and around the Bragg Hill corridor since 2008. It is unknown how long the victim has been homeless.
It is believed that Escobar was well known in the neighborhood, particularly within the Hispanic community.
At this time, a suspect has not been identified.
Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Patrick Lamb at 540-654-5740. Callers should feel confident that Detective Lamb, who is fluent in Spanish, is concerned only with solving this homicide, and the residency status of any individuals who wish to provide information is irrelevant and will not be questioned.