Las Cruces Woman "Person Of Interest" In Murder Investigation

Aug 11, 2017

Credit Bryanna Terry

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s detectives have identified a Las Cruces woman as a person of interest in the murder investigation of 18-year-old Dakota Lunceford.

Bryanna Terry, 19, is believed to have been in contact with Lunceford prior to Aug. 3 – the day detectives say his body was discovered off Glass Road in Mesilla.

Detectives initially made contact with Terry, but say she has since become uncooperative in the investigation.

Lunceford was last seen alive in Alamogordo on Friday, July 28. During his last phone conversation with his mom, he said he had traveled to Las Cruces on that same day.

Credit Dakota Lunceford

Terry could be driving a gray 1986 Ford pickup truck. Anyone with any information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department, (575) 525-8814 or Las Cruces/Doña Ana County Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

The Crime Stoppers number is operational 24 hours a day and you do not need to leave your name. Any information that leads to an arrest could be eligible for up to a $1,000 cash reward.  

Information from Dona Ana County