The people in the following pages are victims of unsolved homicide and missing person cases in Bernalillo County.
These cases are unresolved and assigned to the investigators at the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department
Cold Case Unit. We are asking for assistance from the public in developing new leads to help solve these crimes.
You can read about these cases and contact investigators via email through this site.
The Cold Case Unit is available at (505) 468-7431 / (505) 468-7225.
You can also provide tips by calling Crime Stoppers (505) 843-STOP (7867)
On December 16, 1995, several children found an abandoned vehicle in the 15000 block of Pajarito Road SW. The children looked inside a closed trunk and discovered a deceased male. The victim was identified as 69 year old Perfecto Flores, who died of blunt force trauma of the head.
On December 5, 2002, deputies were dispatched to the 6000 block of Niese SW. The body of a male was discovered in the bed of a red 2000 Ford truck. The victim was identified as Jose Esteves, who died from multiple stab wounds.
On September 20, 1988 at approximately 9:00 a.m., 19 year old Tara Leigh Calico left for her daily 17-mile bike ride on old Highway 6, south of the Rio Communities in Belen, NM. Witnesses confirm seeing Tara riding a neon-pink mountain bike just before noon. Within two miles of her home, she and her bike disappeared. A light colored pickup truck with an attached camper shell, was observed close behind her as she rode toward home. If you have any information regarding this case, call the Valencia County Sheriff’s Department at (505) 866-2400 or the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department(505)468-7225. You can also send an electronic message via the BCSD cold case web page.
On June 19, 2009,Miguel Soto reported to work and left during his lunch break. On this same date, Miguel was seen getting into a gray colored "low rider" pickup with black rims, after exiting his red Chevy Tahoe in Valencia County. Miguel never returned to his family and does not answered his cell phone. Foul play is suspected.