Las Cruces Crime Stoppers continues to offer a $5,000 reward for information that helps police locate a 52-year-old woman who has been missing for nearly a year.
Eva Barela was last in contact with relatives on Nov. 16, 2015. She is known to reside in Las Cruces but has also lived in Hatch, N.M.
Detectives do not know if Barela’s disappearance is voluntary or a result of foul play, but they are investigating this as a suspicious missing person case. Barela is 5-feet-1-inche tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Eva Barela is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip by text message to CRIMES (274637), keyword LCTIPS. The Crime Stoppers number and text messaging services are operational 24 hours a day and you do not have to give your name to collect a reward.