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2:26 pm
Wed September 30, 2009

Reward Offered In Las Cruces Kidnapping/Rape

Las Cruces – Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the person who kidnapped and raped a woman in June.

The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident that occurred just before 11 p.m. Monday, June 1, near the 1000 block of Burke Road off of west Picacho Avenue.

According to sheriff's office investigators, the suspect was driving a dark colored SUV when he struck the victim causing her to suffer a head injury. The suspect then took the victim to a remote area where he proceeded to rape her.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, approximately 5-foot-8-inches tall with a medium build and short black hair.

The SUV the suspect was driving may have had blood on the front end and on the front seats.

If you have any information regarding this crime 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.