EPS renew call for help in finding suspect in March, 2014 murder
Published Thursday, March 12, 2015 11:13AM MDT
Richard Joseph Lacarte, 47, is shown in an undated photo. Supplied.
Edmonton Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man wanted in connection to the slaying of a man in March, 2014.
Demetrios Karahalios, 48, was found dead inside an Oliver-area home on March 8, 2014 – police said his cause of death had not been released due to the ongoing investigation.
Investigators said they had received a number of tips in connection to the suspect, identified as Richard Joseph Lacarte, 48, since a Canada-wide warrant for second-degree murder was issued in June.
“To date, however, none of these tips have produced any tangible leads,” Det. John Tedeschini said in a press release. “Obviously, the fact the accused remains at large is a source of concern for investigators, not to mention the emotional toll it continues to take on the Karahalios’ family and [the victim’s] friends.”
Police said Lacarte was known to Karahalios, and led a ‘drifter lifestyle’ – he’s been known to work in the roofing industry at times. Homicide detectives are concerned that Lacarte may have assumed a new identity.
Lacarte is described as:
- Caucasian male
- 175 cm (5’9”) tall
- 68 kg (150 lbs)
- Blue eyes
- Grey hair
- Missing some teeth
Police said Lacarte has a number of tattoos including Harley Davidson wings on his left bicep, a skull and crossbones and a tiger.
Anyone who comes in contact with Lacarte is asked to immediately contact the Edmonton Police Service non-emergency line at 780-423-4567 or #377 on a mobile phone. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).