Media Release 999, Homicide Victim: Elpidio Vargas - Unknown Suspect, Howe Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop H, Newport continues their investigation of a homicide that occurred on November 16, 2003. The victim is Elpidio Vargas, age 57, of FDR Drive, Manhattan, NY. Law Enforcement have not been able to establish any connections to Pennsylvania thus far. Elpidio Vargo was known to dress well and impersonate doctors and lawyers. He was also known to gamble on horse races.
Elpidio Vargas was wearing dress pants, dress shirt, and dress shoes when his body was found. Elpidio spoke very little English. He was last seen alive in New York City on November 14 - 15, 2003. His death has been ruled a homicide. Elpidio told a family member he was going to Atlantic City, NJ. Elpidio is originally from the Dominican Republic.
Anyone with information regarding this homicide or Mr. Vargas can contact Trooper Donald L. Chewning, PA State Police Newport, at 717-567-3110, Perry County Crime Stoppers, at 1-866-210-8477, or PA Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-4PA-TIPS.