Person of interest sought in Hays County slaying

Sheriff's deputies want to talk with Jose Moricio Ortiz


HAYS COUNTY, Texas – Hays County sheriff's deputies are searching for a man they say is a person of interest in a fatal stabbing.

Deputies said Jose Moricio Ortiz, who is about 30 years old, was the last person seen with the stabbing victim. The man, who has yet to be identified, was found in the area of Red Bird Trail and Dove Lane on Sept. 29.

Ortiz was last seen driving a 2010 silver Dodge Avenger with Texas license plate number BMT-9087.

Anyone with any information on Ortiz's whereabouts is asked to contact the Hays County Sheriff's Office at 512-393-7896.