THE MURDERER(S) OF
Bosque Farms, New Mexico, a small community south of Albuquerque
on April 15, 1981, Raymond Ortega was found shot to death.
Raymond was shot while asleep at home around 10:30 p.m. His
wife, Irene heard a noise at the back of the house and went to
investigate. Two men grabbed her, she said, and tied her
up. Her teenage son, by a previous marriage, heard his
mother's scream and untied her. When they returned to the
house, they discovered Ray's body. He had been shot with a
.38 cal weapon.
Police claim Raymond had a good work record, was prompt, was a
welder at Kirtland Air Force Base and was well thought of.
Raymond was very good in karate, a weight lifter, and in top
health. He had plans for his family's future. Did he
know something? See something? Suspect
something? Was it a friend or unknown foe that murdered
him? He went to rest in the safest place we all know -(in
our own bed) - and he never returned.
No arrests have been made yet. Law officers can only do so
much. A lot depends on people like you and I. If
you know something regarding this case, NO MATTER HOW SMALL,
please call the Valencia County Crimestoppers at 505-843-STOP call
the toll free number at 800-432-6933 or email us.
You may remain completely anonymous and receive a reward for your
Any information about this murder, as insignificant as it seems, may be important!
Please click here to view a
memorial page for Raymond "Ray" Ortega.