Puzzling New Information in Las Cruces Triple Murder Investigation
POSTED: Friday, December 17, 2010 - 2:02pm
UPDATED: Friday, December 17, 2010 - 7:38pm
LAS CRUCES – The widow of one of the victims in an unsolved triple murder case has received threatening phone calls at her home in California from a payphone near Canada, according to Dona Ana County Sheriff's Investigators.
Sergeant Joe Reynaud said someone called Peter Weith's widow, Barbara Weith, two times and threatened her earlier this year.
The caller implied that they were the killer.
"We did follow up on those. We did track those down to a pay phone on the Canadian border," said Sgt. Reynaud.
Peter Weith was shot and killed along with Gilles and Helga Delisle inside the couple's Mesilla Hills home in April.
Sgt. Reynaud said a local newspaper report stating that Barbara Weith is a "person of interest" in the case is incorrect.
"The article that was published today in a local newspaper misinterpreted what I said about this investigation. Barbara Weith is not a suspect in this case and is not a person of interest in this case."
Investigators say they need to interview her in person, but because of the threatening phone calls, she is afraid to travel to Las Cruces.
Sgt. Reynaud said detectives are in contact with her and are trying to arrange an out-of-state interview.
"We do have her phone number. We have talked to her on the phone. But we do not know where she is at," said Sgt. Reynaud.
No arrests have been made in the case, but investigators say they're still processing evidence from the crime scene and working leads.
"We do have very good evidence linking some persons of interest, which I cannot divulge, to this crime," said Sgt. Reynaud.
Authorities and the Delisle's estate are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.