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Forum staff reports, Published July 04 2010

Moorhead police ask for public's help in finding stabbing suspect

Moorhead police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in a stabbing that occurred Saturday.

Juan Francisco Martinez, 21, also known as Frankie Martinez, is being sought in connection with the stabbing of Elijah Lacroix, 22, of Moorhead.

Martinez is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a thin build, police said. He reportedly has lived in both Fargo and Moorhead recently, police said.

Police said he may be in a silver, late model Ford Mustang, with black stripes and tinted windows.

Lacroix, 22, was stabbed in the abdomen early Saturday morning at 68 Mayfair in the Regal Estates area of Moorhead.

The assault report was received at 2:52 a.m. from Sanford Health-MeritCare hospital in Fargo.

Police are asking anyone with information to call (218) 299-5120.