Neighbors await answers in double homicide case
Posted at: 09/09/2013 8:45 PM
| Updated at: 09/10/2013 8:19 AM
By: Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4
JARALES, N.M. -- As normalcy begins to return to Jarales Road, complete with a rooster welcoming passersby, neighbors are still uneasy about a shooting that killed a father and daughter inside a home.
As investigators follow new leads, they said the shooting does not appear to be random in nature.
"Whatever happened in there was – awful," neighbor Leroy Chavez said.
Early Saturday, around 4 a.m., Valencia County Sheriff's deputies found the Hobbs family shot in Chavez's one-time childhood home.
Wesley Hobbs, 54, died at the scene. His 24-year-old daughter, Amanda, died at a hospital Sunday afternoon.
Patricia Hobbs – Wesley's wife – survived. Deputies say she was treated and released. Investigators were scheduled to speak with her Monday afternoon.
"Everywhere we meet people that have been around here say, 'well, what happened?' I say, 'I don't know.' Just what we hear is all we know," Chavez said of the shooting.
Chavez said he did not know the family.
As deputies continue to follow leads, Sheriff Louis Burkhard said they have to investigate each one of them.
"Any time we're dealing with these situations, we have to run down every possibility," he said.
For the time being, neighbors hope that the Hobbs family can find a little bit of solace after such a horrific weekend.
"My heart goes out to them, and condolences," Chavez said. "Only they know what happened and hopefully there can be some forgiveness in everybody's hearts to what happened here."