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Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Deadline Friday

No pun intended.

Friday, September 22, is the deadline given by the Las Cruces Blackmailer. He says he must be paid by that date, or he starts shooting citizens:

We basically came or were told to come and obtain… cash. …if they did not meet our deadline with the $ reesidents of your city would be randomly selected and shot.

The deletions are by authorities, to hold back information.

The Las Cruces Police Department says they will mobilize full resources leading up to Friday.

Friday is the first day of the annual , which typically attracts 50,000 or more visitors. The organizers plan to have extensive security to protect the attendees.

Here’s the 24-hour tip line for any information about the case:

(505) 635-9934

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

$26,000 Offered

A reward of $26,000 has been offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person trying to blackmail Las Cruces.

To report any information, call (505) 635-9934.

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Blackmail Letter Released

Here’s a photocopy of the blackmail letter sent to the Las Cruces Sun-News. The black areas cover details not being released. The author’s writing style appears to be intentionally manipulated.

Blackmail Letter
The text was posted in .

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

“Your city is in danger.”

The Las Cruces Sun-News has published excerpts of the threatening letter sent to the city of Las Cruces. The Sun-News is holding back details such as deadlines, dates, and the blackmail amount demanded.

Here is what was released:

Editor:

We arrived in your city…. We explained to mayor/manager mayor and police about our purpose in your city.

We basically came or were told to come and obtain… cash. …if they did not meet our deadline with the $ reesidents of your city would be randomly selected and shot.

Maybe you already know what you have read so far — if not ask your city leaders. We just thought you would like to know why bodies will be falling if demands are not met…. City leaders have all the details… and other details. $ delivered and we leave peacefully.

(In)… the past we have been paid by others to find a designated target and stop it from existing — now we are looking for payment to let the target exist….

Your city is in danger.

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Monday, September 18th, 2006

Shooting Rumors Engulf City

Wild rumors of several people shot as a result of the blackmail threat made public yesterday caused a lot of anxiety today.

One NMSU professor announced to her class that two people had been killed and sent all her students home in fear.

It appeared that there was extra security present around city and county buildings today, but officials said that the additional security was a result of the original threats, not the rumors spreading today.

Police have established a tip line for anyone with information about the blackmail threats, (505) 635-9934.

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Sunday, September 17th, 2006

City Threatened by Shooter

City officials and the local newspaper have received letters threatening random shootings if an undisclosed ransom amount is not paid.

Officials have not disclosed the contents of the letters or the amount demanded. The letter is described as handwritten in an unusual writing style. The letters set a deadline by which the blackmail must be paid or shootings will begin.

People are being told to be extra attentive, but to go about their normal business.

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