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UPDATE #1: (Norcross, Ga., Nov. 3, 2023) – The lead detective assigned to this case confirmed that Erick’s phone was used to obtain a taxi ride from Erick’s known address to a local area hospital in Duluth on August 17. Detectives then were able to confirm a Hispanic male by another name passed away at the same hospital two days later on August 19. Detectives followed up at the hospital and found the hospital was unable to make next-of-kin notifications on this deceased male. Those remains were ultimately sent to a nearby funeral home, where they were cremated. The lead detective followed up with that funeral home and was able to locate a wallet containing the property of Erick Moises Hernandez Lopez along with Erick’s cellphone. Detectives do not have any evidence of foul play, and it is believed that Erick died at the hospital by natural causes under another name.

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ORIGINAL: (Norcross, Ga., Sept. 21, 2023) – Gwinnett County Police needs the public’s help locating a missing 44-year-old Hispanic male.

On September 11, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the family of Erick contacted the police and reported him missing. The family last spoke to Erick via telephone on the evening of August 18. He was last seen leaving the area of Langtry Lane in unincorporated Norcross, possibly on foot, by his roommates on August 20. Erick is described as a Hispanic male about five foot three inches tall and 190 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Erick also has a gold tooth on the top front of his mouth.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. 

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