No leads in Roswell triple killing 1 year later

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) – Exactly one year after three people were shot and killed in rural Roswell police still have made no arrests.

The Roswell Daily News reports that Monday is the anniversary of the killing of 31-year-old Mere Contreras, 19-year-old Damon B. Oswald-Newman and 25-year-old Shelly L. Bird, all of whom were found dead in a Roswell home. A 24-year-old woman was also shot but she survived her injuries.

A family member of one of the victims has said that Oswald-Newman was shot in cold blood while he slept.

Roswell Police Department spokesman Todd Wildermuth says the investigation into the homicide is ongoing and that police are working to seek justice for the victims. 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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