Grand Jury Returns Indictment for 2002 Cold Case Murder
Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that today a Curry County Grand Jury indicted David Gutierrez, Jr., age 33, of Clovis, NM, on the charge of First Degree Murder. Gutierrez is accused of the shooting death of Jose Valverde in 2002.
In April of 2002, Jose Valverde was found in a boxcar that he used as his residence with an apparent gunshot wound to the face. A homicide investigation was opened and diligently worked by the Clovis Police Department. Since May 2011, witnesses began to come forward with new information about the unsolved murder case, which ultimately gave police enough information to secure an arrest warrant for Gutierrez. Gutierrez is being held in the Curry County Adult Detention Center without bond.
An arraignment hearing will be scheduled within 10 days in District Court.
For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246.