Crime Stoppers Seeks Help Solving Two Hit-and-Run Cases

Crime Stoppers Seeks Help Solving Two Hit-and-Run Cases
Friday, September 9, 2011 - 9:34am

EL PASO- Crime Stoppers is seeking the help of the public to solve two hit-and-run cases in El Paso.

On Monday morning, July 19th, 2010, a little after 5:00 A.M., officers 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 stopping to help 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 when she was struck by a car. 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.

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