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Prosecutor seeks information in New Mexico cold case killing

December 30, 2019 GMT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A district attorney in northern New Mexico says he is waiting on additional information in a nearly two-year-old cold case killing.

Fourth Judicial District Attorney Richard Flores told the Las Vegas Optic last week police in Las Vegas, New Mexico, have turned over evidence in the fatal shooting of Jeromy Vasquez. On Jan. 21, 2018, the 36-year-old was gunned down in the northern New Mexico city, but no charges were ever filed.

Flores says his office was told more information in the case was coming.

An Optic story examining the case earlier this month posed questions why a suspect wasn’t investigated more thoroughly.

Police Chief David Bibb said that all evidence in the 2018 homicide had been turned over to the district attorney’s office.

Following the earlier story, Flores confirmed to the Optic that the Las Vegas Police Department has turned over evidence in the case. Still, Flores said his office was told that “additional information” would follow.