Roswell police interview three persons of interest in murder investigation |

Roswell police interview three persons of interest in murder investigation Web Staff
March 20, 2017 06:06 PM

Roswell police say they have spoken with three persons of interest in a murder that happened Sunday morning, but the investigation is still ongoing.


They say Vicente Salcido Jr. and Felicita Lara each came into the police department on their own and separately Sunday night. Police say they located and spoke to a third person of interest, Raymond Duarte Jr., Monday morning.

Police say the three are "no longer being sought" and that the investigation is ongoing. 

Police say a relative found 62-year-old Dickie Tegeda dead in the street outside his residence Sunday around 7 a.m. in the 400 block of East Van Buren Street.

The cause of death is not being released at this time, but initial evidence found at the scene prompted police to initiate a murder investigation.

Friends of Tegeda are hoping the murderer is found soon. They say his killing comes as a shock because he was a thoughtful and kind man who was willing to help anyone in need.

“It's like a dream and you want to wake up,” said Carl Padilla, a lifelong friend of Tegeda. “He was always caring and loved his family very, very much and he was very good to all of his neighbors – all down the line.

Others say it's been hard to accept their friend is now gone.

“It hasn't really sunken in, but it's still a shock,” said Manuel Ortiz, who knew Tegeda for years.

Anyone with information is asked to call RPD at (575) 624-6770 or Crime Stoppers at 888-594-TIPS.

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