Garden City restaurant owner’s murder still unsolved


GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KSNW) – It is the two-year anniversary of the murder of a Garden City restaurant owner.

Ernie Ortiz, 69, was found in the parking lot of the El Conquistador Restaurant with several gunshot wounds. He later died.

Police arrested a suspect but later released him. Ortiz’s murder is still under investigation.

Alex Ramos, Ortiz’s nephew, says he and his family just want answers.

“It still seems very fresh to all of us, especially when we don’t have any answers. We have a lot of questions still,” said Ramos. “We know that there is someone out there that has some information and that could assist us with this investigation.”

A Justice for Ernie Ortiz Facebook page has been created to help spread awareness.

A GoFundMe has also been created. All donated funds will go towards the Crime Stoppers reward for Ortiz.

If you have a tip call the Garden City Police Department at (620) 276-1300 or submit anonymously by texting 847411.

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