Police seek pair in homicide investigation
March 8, 2007

Marion County Sheriff's investigators have identified Juan Manual Lopez-Pacheco, 18, as a suspect in the death of a 26-year-old man whose body was found Dec. 2 along a rural road east of Salem.

The Marion County District Attorney's office said Abenamar Velazquez-Ramirez died of "homicidal violence," but have released little more about the case. He was discovered along Dunsmere Street SE near Macleay Road.

Lopez-Pacheco is an associate of the Brown Pride Raza gang and goes by the moniker of "Pelon," sheriff's Deputy Kevin Rau said. The sheriff's office is seeking the public's help in locating him.

Investigators also are looking for Lopez-Pacheco's mother, Lidia Gonzalez-Martinez, 34, who has been identified as a person of interest in the case.

"The suspicion is that they've left the area," Rau said.

Gonzalez-Martinez is known for using many names, Rau said: Maria Asoncion-Valencia, Lilia Pacheco-Vargas, Maria Gonzalez, Guadalupe Carrillo, Alejandra Carrasco, Laticia Yolanda Ramirez, Patricia Marentes, Lidia Gonzalez-Martinez, Lorena Zanchez, Lidia Martinez Gonzales, Cristina Lopez-Roblez, and Yesica Morales. She has an extensive criminal history.

Lopez-Pacheco is about 5-foot-6 and 160 to 180 pounds with tattoos of the number 13 on his left shoulder and a cross on his left hand.

Gonzalez-Martinez is 4-foot-10 and 110 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and a scar on her abdomen.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Matt Hingston at (503) 540-8095.

-- Eunice Kim