David Rocha- Texas- 2015 Apr 19, 2016 7:45:46 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Apr 19, 2016 7:45:46 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: Mysanantonio.com via San Antonio P.D.)
SAN ANTONIO - The search continues for the third person of interest in the death of a great-grandmother.
Paula Boyd, 75, was brutally murdered inside her Northwest Side apartment back in October.
Police still need the public's help to make a break in the case.
"What we're looking for here, we're looking for closure," son-in-law Garrett Seeley said Wednesday night by phone.
It has been a long couple of months for Paula Boyd's family members and friends.
"A lot of pain, confusion, a little bit of anger, little bit of frustration," said Seeley.
The 75-year old great-grandmother was beaten to death. Her body was found October 21 inside her Oak Place Apartment.
"Ms. Boyd impacted a lot of people's lives in a positive way and the manner of her death is just uncalled for," SAPD Spokesman Douglas Greene said.
It was a murder that rocked the community. Hundreds came out to pay respects at Boyd's funeral.
She was a long-time employee at the De Aavala HEB deli counter.
Greene said, "We owe it to her, we owe it to her family in finding those who are responsible again both directly and indirectly."
Police have already arrested two men accused of using Boyd's credit and debit cards days after her death.
30-year old R.C. Curtis and 24-year old Frank Hernandez Jr. have been charged with fraud, but police are still looking for 24-year-old David Rocha.
Investigators say he's the third person of interest in the case. He's seen on security camera footage using Boyd's credit card to buy a flat screen TV.
Seeley said, "To feel like the people who could be helping aren't is a little bit frustrating."
He says losing the matriarch was hard enough. The wait for justice creates an even larger void.
"It's been missing people of the family, it's been missing a chunk of the family and we really haven't been able to put that out of our minds," Seeley said.
Greene said, "We are going to continue to look for Mr. Rocha until he is found.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.
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Thoughts? Obviously, this is a crime that should outrage most people reading it on our forum. Who in the world would want to beat an elderly woman to death, for what, money, possessions? A FLAT SCREEN TV? That's worth such a brutal way to end her life? It should be stressed Rocha is currently only wanted for questioning in Paula Boyd's death and also definitely for credit card fraud. However, R.C. Curtis was eventually charged with Boyd's murder after initially also only being wanted for credit card fraud. It's important for anyone with information to help police to catch Rocha, find out what his involvement was, and charge him accordingly.
UPDATE: I was not able to find anything online about Rocha's wanted status in the past two years. As far as I can tell, he is still at large as of this update (7/28/2018), because I have not found any articles stating he's been captured. However, if anyone has any updates/proof-of-updates one way or the other, they are always more than welcome to let us know.
Admin Note #1: According to articles, If you have any information on Rocha's whereabouts, call the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at 210-657-8500. For anonymous tips, you can can contact San Antonio Crime Stoppers. Information on how to contact them can be found at the following website: www.sacrimestoppers.com/
Admin Note #2: If you have any news-related updates on this case, please contact us here: amwfans.com/thread/1662/website-contact-form