Reward offered for information leading to missing Las Cruces woman

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) –  Las Cruces authorities are investigating a suspicious missing person case for a 52-year-old woman who has been missing for nearly a year.

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers say they are continuing to offer a $5,000 reward for information that helps police locate Eva Barela.

Barela was last in contact with relatives on Nov. 16, 2015. Police say she is known to reside in Las Cruces but has also lived in Hatch, New Mexico.

Barela is 5-feet,1-inch tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes, according to Las Cruces Crime Stoppers.

Eva Barela
Eva Barela

Detectives say they do not know if Barela’s disappearance is voluntary or a result of foul play.

Crime Stoppers is asking anyone with any information to contact them 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. 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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