Texas Rangers and Hobbs Police Department need
the public’s assistance in finding this man
The Texas Rangers and the Hobbs (New Mexico) Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the man, whose likeness is shown above. The man, known only as “Carlito,” may have valuable information relating to the homicide of Carolina de Leon in Hobbs, N.M., in September 2010 and may have fled to Texas after the crime.
Carlito’s whereabouts are unknown. He was seen with Carolina in a liquor store in Hobbs during the evening hours of Sept. 10, 2010. Carolina’s body was discovered in a field in the city limits of Hobbs on September 11, 2010.
Carlito was known to a few people in Hobbs, and investigators determined that he was not seen in the area after Carolina’s body was found. He was also known to have driven an older model white Ford pickup, similar to the year and model in a photo shown at http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/director_staff/public_information/pr050511photos.htm.
(The pickup shown in the photo is an example and is not the vehicle he drove.) The pickup that Carlito was last seen driving also has damage to the left rear fender.
Investigators would like to talk to this man in reference to Carolina’s death. If you have information regarding him or this case, please contact Detective Mark Conger (575-397-9265) or Detective Troy Carter (575-397-9275) at the Hobbs Police Department. You may also contact Texas Ranger Scott Stevenson at 806-637-3713.
A Texas Ranger forensic artist used security video taken from the liquor store where Carlito was last seen and “stills” of the same video to create the “video still clarification” image shown above.