August 2 will mark the two-year anniversary of the unsolved explosions at two Las Cruces churches, and the FBI wants to remind the public it is still looking for tips in the case.
The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these crimes.
(The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for bombings at churches in New Mexico. Courtesy of the FBI and YouTube)
On August 2, 2015, explosive devices detonated at Calvary Baptist Church and Holy Cross Catholic Church. Thankfully, no one was injured.
On August 14, 2015, an undetonated device was discovered near the entrance of First Presbyterian Church and rendered safe.
It is believed this device was placed within hours of the other two devices, either in the late hours of August 1 or early morning of August 2.
“No piece of information is too small,” Terry Wade, special agent in charge of the FBI Albuquerque Division, said.
“Regardless of how insignificant a tip might seem, it could be the missing piece of the puzzle we need to solve this case.”
(The FBI, New Mexico State Police, and several other law enforcement agencies are investigating the circumstances surrounding explosive devices that were detonated Sunday Morning at two local churches. Courtesy of KRWGnews and YouTube. Posted on Aug 3, 2015)
The FBI, working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Homeland Security Investigations; U.S. Attorney’s Office; New Mexico State Police; Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office; Las Cruces Police Department; and New Mexico State University Police Department, is pursuing all possible leads regarding this matter.
(FBI releases video after 2 church explosions in Las Cruces. Courtesy of KRQE and YouTube. Posted on Aug 18, 2015)
Authorities are still looking for a person of interest in this case.
A man was seen walking through the parking lot of Calvary Baptist Church around the time of the explosion there.
Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call the FBI at 505-889-1300, or Las Cruces Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by text to CRIMES (274637), keyword LCTIPS.