WHO:            Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit

WHAT:          News Conference

WHEN:          Friday, June 20, 2014 at 11 a.m.

WHERE:       Doña Ana County Government Center, Board of County  

      Commissioners chambers, 845 N. Motel Blvd. Las Cruces, NM

Background:   On June 28, 1994, 43-year-old Robert Rocha was found shot to death outside his pickup truck near the Mesilla Dam south of Las Cruces. On the 20th anniversary of his murder, the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Las Cruces Crime Stoppers and the Rocha family, will announce additional resources they hope will help close this case.


*Editor’s Note:  An escort to the area near the murder site will be provided immediately following the press conference. The media is invited to attend. Comfortable shoes and a four-wheel drive vehicle are strongly encouraged.


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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Public Information Communication Specialist Kelly Jameson at (575) 386-4302.