Witnesses Sought After First Murder Of 2013

May 22, 2013


Credit Juan Perez

           Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies are interviewing witnesses and gathering additional information after a weekend homicide in Berino.    This is Doña Ana County’s first homicide of 2013.

   Investigators say 41-year-old Juan Perez was unresponsive when they arrived at a residential area off Saltbush Road on the afternoon of May 18, 2013. According to witnesses, Perez had been consuming alcohol with several other people throughout the day before he allegedly got into a fight.

   Perez was transported to University Medical Center in El Paso with severe blunt-force trauma to the head. He was pronounced dead early Wednesday morning.

   Anyone with information is asked to call the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department at (575) 525-1911 or the Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority at (575) 526-0795.