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Roswell police interview three persons of interest in murder investigation

KOB.com 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.

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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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