Dallas police think they have a lead in the death of 13-year-old Ethan Vasquez.
At a press conference this morning, Deputy Chief Gil Garza Dagoberto identified 24-year-old Dagoberto Castanon, a convicted car thief, as a "person of interest" in the Tuesday morning M Streets car crash that killed Vasquez.
Vasquez was riding to school at William B. Travis Academy with his mother when a stolen minivan ran a stop sign at Homer Street and Monticello Avenue and broadsided their Nissan Versa. The crash is being investigated as a capital murder.
Police still don't know who was driving the van, but two days of collecting evidence, reviewing dash-cam footage from the Highland Park squad car that had been chasing the minivan, and interviewing witnesses has given them some leads.
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They say two men ran from the wrecked minivan and that they left behind a cell phone, gun, crowbar, and other burglary equipment. One of the guys was reportedly wearing a white shirt and white hat and bleeding.
Castanon, 5-foot-9 inches and 175 pounds, hasn't been named a suspect. Police just want to talk with him to see what he knows.
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