Crime of the week

POSTED: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 10:28am

UPDATED: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 6:00pm

Hit & Run

EL PASO - Crime Stoppers of El Paso is assisting the El Paso Police Department in locating the drivers in two fatal hit and run accidents, one recent and one last year, making this the “Crime of the Week.”

On Monday morning, July 19th, 2010, a little after 5:00 A.M., officers from the Police Department’s Special Traffic Investigation unit learned that a pedestrian was crossing Cotton just south of Missouri when struck by a vehicle heading north on Cotton. The vehicle fled the scene without rendering aid to the victim.

The victim was later identified as Jack Claibourn, a 52-year-old homeless man. Claibourn was taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Evidence found at the scene has led S.T.I. investigators to believe that the vehicle was dark blue in color and very likely has damages to its front end and windshield.

On Sunday night, October 4th, 2009, at 7:30 P.M., 77-year-old Maria Alicia Mora was walking across a dark area with no crosswalk in the 5800 block of Gateway East between Yandell and Trowbridge. The vehicle was last seen turning onto Cleveland St. Ms. Mora died of her injuries Oct. 13th, 2009.

If you have any information at all about the identity of these drivers or the location of their vehicles, please call Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 566-TIPS(8477) or submit your tip online at You will remain anonymous and, if your tip leads to an arrest, you may earn a cash reward up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers of El Paso, Inc. is a private non-profit corporation that brings together the community, law enforcement and the media to solve crime.

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