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Edward Herbert Hoid, 36, is believed by Longmont police to be a person of interest in an elderly man’s death. (Courtesy Longmont police)
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A man believed to be Edward Herbert Hoid, 36, is pictured here. Police say Hoid is a person of interest in an elderly man’s death. (Longmont police)

Longmont police on Saturday identified a man thought to be a person of interest in the death of 71-year-old Randall Schubert, who was assaulted and robbed Nov. 5.

Police are searching for Edward Herbert Hoid, 36, formerly of Lyons, according to a Longmont police news release. Hoid is thought to have fled the state, the release said. Longmont police Deputy Chief Jeff Satur said Hoid is suspected to be in Brady, Neb., which is about halfway between North Platte and Kearney. Police said Hoid is considered dangerous, and he should not be approached.

Hoid was identified based on witness tips and police investigation. He is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes, the release said.

Schubert was reported to have been biking on the green belt about 5 p.m. behind Lowe’s, 355 Ken Pratt Blvd., when the assault occurred. Police said Schubert was knocked off his bike and his personal belongings were stolen. On Nov. 9, Schubert died from injuries related to the attack, police reported.

Longmont police are working with other law enforcement agencies to find Hoid, the release said. Hoid has a felony warrant for parole violation with nationwide extradition, the release said. Hoid has not been charged in Schubert’s death, according to the release.

“This is still a very active and serious investigation, and we have made significant progress,” the release said. “Out of our concern for community safety, and our commitment to closure of this investigation, we are releasing this information. We will continue to diligently follow all leads until this investigation is resolved.”

Police asked anyone who knows where Hoid is or has information on him to immediately call the Longmont Emergency Communications Center at 303- 651-8501. Anyone who witnessed this crime or has follow-up information about it should call Detective Jon High at 303-651-8584, the release said.

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