$25,000 Reward In Rancher's Death

New Mexico – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of whomever is responsible for the murder of southeastern Arizona rancher Robert Krentz last weekend.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is offering the reward.

A Homeland Security spokesman says the department continues to work with state and local law enforcement officials to solve the crime.

The 58-year-old Krentz was shot and killed as he worked on his southeastern Arizona ranch, which is located just west of New Mexico's bootheel region. Authorities tracked the trail of a suspect 20 miles south to the Mexican border.

The killing has focused attention of national media and federal officials on the remote region.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News,

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