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Medford murder suspect still at large

Police ask for information from the public that might lead to Cristian Lamberto Barboza-Valerio

Medford police are still looking for Cristian Lamberto Barboza-Valerio, 21, the suspect in the Jan. 15 killing of his stepmother, Adriana Paulina Mendoza-Lopez, at a residence in the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.

The department released photographs Wednesday of Barboza-Valerio and updated information about him to aid in the investigation.

He stands 5-feet-6 weighs 180 pounds. Police say he has been known to frequent the Cave Junction area in Oregon, as well as Pittsburg, Marysville and San Francisco in California.

He fled before authorities arrived at the Medford residence where Mendoza-Lopez, 39, was found “beyond help and pronounced deceased,” according to police.

His vehicle was found by authorities soon after the homicide near Interstate 5 at the Oregon-California border. No other vehicle is currently associated with Barboza-Valerio, police said.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the emergency dispatch center anytime at 541-770-4783. Refer to case no. 22-843.