Anthony Homicide Suspects Sought

Anthony, NM – Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrests of the two men wanted in the Jan. 17, 2010, shooting death of 39-year-old Jorge Rey Monje of El Paso, Texas.

Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office investigators have obtained warrants for the arrests of Juan Castillo, 22, of Anthony, N.M., and 26-year-old Ricardo "Ricky" Castillo of Chaparral, N.M.

Juan Castillo is charged with an open count of murder, tampering with evidence and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Ricardo Castillo is charged with tampering with evidence and battery.

Deputies were dispatched to the 1100 block of Tierra Huichol Circle in Anthony, N.M., at around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, after a physical altercation resulted in several gunshots being fired. At least one of the shots struck Monje who died from his injuries.

Juan and Ricardo Castillo were last seen leaving the scene of the shooting in a 2005, silver, Nissan Altima with New Mexico license plate JZR457.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Juan and Ricardo Castillo, you are asked to call Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 526-8000 or outside the Las Cruces area at 1-800-897-2746.

The Crime Stoppers number is operational 24 hours a day and you do not have to give your name to collect a reward.