Laura Guerra. Rio Grande City, Texas.
Source: Texas Department of Public Safety
REFERENCE NUMBER: 208 - Unsolved
CITY: Rio Grande City
RELATED YEAR: 1990
On May 23rd, 1990, the deceased body of Laura Guerra,22, was found in a wooded area across the road from the Rio Motel in Rio Grande City. The Rio Motel is located at 1111 W. Main Street. Investigators believe that Guerra was murdered at another location, possibly at the motel, and that her body was dumped in the wooded area. Autopsy results indicate that Guerra was killed 3 days earlier by a gunshot wound to the head. Several clues were followed, but the case went cold. Texas Rangers and the Starr County Sheriff’s Office have reopened this case, and are seeking the public’s help for information to help identify Guerra’s killer.
Investigators believe that a possible witness may have information on this crime, and are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person known in the area, in 1990, known as "Gaston Garza," or "Mariano".
Texas Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $3,000 to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of the person/persons responsible for this crime. To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters MUST call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). All tips are anonymous. Tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.
Information on this case may also be submitted in the following manner:
Submit a Tip Online thru the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website
Contact us by telephone at 1-800-346-3243. Your information will be forwarded to the Texas Ranger assigned to this case. Cold Case Tip Form