SDSO Searches for ‘Armed and Dangerous' Vista Murder Suspect

Robert Pierro was pronounced dead in his home after being found unconscious with injuries to his upper body

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man wanted in connection with a murder in Vista. Pablo Duran, 32, has an active felony arrest warrant out for him.

Robert Pierro, 51, was found unconscious in his home in the 2200 block of San Clemente Avenue mid-morning on June 7. Pierro had trauma to his upper body, and despite lifesaving efforts, was eventually pronounced dead at the scene.

Duran’s whereabouts are unknown and he should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached, deputies say. Anyone who sees Duran is asked to call 911.

Duran has contacts in Vista, Escondido and Oceanside, officials say. 

Duran is also known as Pablo Lorenzo, Pablo Duran-Gutierrez and Michael Cox. He is 5-foot 9, 190 lbs, with short black hair and brown eyes. He has a faded crown tattoo on his neck, faded horn tattoos on his forehead and several other tattoos on both arms.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200.

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