Pueblo police are asking for the public's help in finding the person responsible for killing a Pueblo man and leaving his body in the weeds.
Police say on February 12 around 9:40 a.m., officers were dispatched to 513 E. 13th St. on the river trail behind detox on a dead body. Upon their arrival they found 45-year-old Pedro Solis-Astorga lying face down with what was initially believed to be stab wounds to his back. Upon further investigation it was determined that Pedro Solis-Astorga had several lacerations to his head and had been shot multiple times.
Pedro was found by his brother, Martin Solis-Astorga, while he was searching for him after he failed to return home the night before.
Martin told police he was on I-25 and looked to the east toward the river and saw his brother’s truck parked on the river trail. When he went to investigate he found his brother lying face down in the weeds.
Sgt. Eric Bravo with the Pueblo Police Department believes it is possible Pedro Solis-Astorga was involved in an assault before he was actually shot and left to die on the river trail. The death has been ruled a homicide.
If you have any information on this homicide you are urged to call Pueblo Crime Stoppers @ 542-STOP (542-7867) or visit our web site at www.Pueblocrimestoppers.com. Your information could earn you a cash reward.