Fatal stabbing suspect arrested while trying to flee country, deputies say

Edgar Saldana Ramirez

Edgar Saldana Ramirez

RANDLEMAN, N.C. – Authorities said the suspect in a fatal stabbing in Randolph County was arrested while trying to board a flight to Mexico.

Edgar Saldana Ramirez, 21, was arrested late Sunday morning at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, according to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said the suspect is charged with murder in the death of 43-year-old Eduarrdo Bonilla Hurtado.

Hurtado was found dead at a home at 2265 Leonae Drive in Randleman shortly before 10:30 p.m. Saturday, according to deputies.

Authorities said a friend found the victim on the floor with multiple stab wounds and lacerations. The friend then called the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, officials said.

Deputies said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene and had been dead for several hours.

A motive in the murder has not been established and it remains unclear how the victim and suspect knew each other, according to deputies. The investigation is ongoing.

Authorities said the suspect was arrested by police at the airport. He was allegedly trying to flee the area, headed to Mexico.

Ramirez was turned over to investigators with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and was served with the warrant for murder, according to officials.

The suspect was placed in the Randolph County Jail without bond.

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