Clovis police search for person of interest in homicide

Eric Valdez
Clovis Police have named Eric Valdez as a person of interest in a Clovis homicide.

CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) – Clovis police are looking for a person of interest in the city’s most recent homicide.

Jose Barrera, 33, of Tucumcari, was found dead Monday in the bathroom inside a vacant home on north Sheldon Street.

A preliminary report by OMI has ruled the death homicide, but police have not released how Barrera was killed.

They now want to talk to 40-year-old Eric Valdez about the murder. He also goes by Spanky.

He sometimes wears glasses and has a closely shaved or bald head.

If you know where Valdez is call the Clovis Police Department. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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