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Dallas PD Has a "Person of Interest" in Murder of M Streets Teen

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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.

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.

Send your story tips to the author, Eric Nicholson.

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