Police searching for suspect in connection with man found dead in Fargo

Fargo Police are looking for Roberto Garcia, who is accused of killing Cirilo Contreras.

Roberto Garcia
Fargo Police Department
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FARGO — Fargo police are looking for a man accused of killing another after a body was found in downtown Fargo.

Prosecutors filed manslaughter and aggravated assault charges on Thursday, Aug. 18, against 58-year-old Roberto Cardenas Garcia. A city of address was not disclosed in court records.

Court documents gave few details into the charges, other than to allege Garcia assaulted and “recklessly caused the death” of Cirilo Contreras on Saturday, Aug. 13.

The Fargo Police Department confirmed Thursday evening it was looking for Garcia, who is a suspect in the killing of Contreras, whose body was found Sunday, Aug. 14 in the 50 block of North Broadway. Garcia is 5-foot-6 inches and weighs approximately 190 pounds.

The police are looking for any information regarding Garcia, specifically where he was last seen, the type of vehicle he is driving, where he may be headed, descriptions of what clothing he is wearing and information about anyone who may be traveling with Garcia, according to a statement by the Fargo Police Department.


Anyone with information about the death or whereabouts of Garcia should contact the police department at 701-235-4493. Anonymous tips can be submitted by texting keyword FARGOPD and the tip to 847411.

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April Baumgarten joined The Forum in February 2019 as an investigative reporter. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, N.D., where her family raises Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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