NM - Steven Teran, 26, & four children, ages 2-13, Las Cruces, 10 Feb 1990

Discussion in 'Cold Cases' started by Kat, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    I learned about these murders when I lived in El Paso last year. I had never heard of them before then. I saw that a documentary was being made at the time and I just remembered I want to watch that, I'll look for it on netflix or to purchase.

    The Murders for those that don't know either:

    http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/20693343/detail.html
    Updated: 9:06 pm MDT September 2, 2009

    Snip:
    http://www.murdervictims.com/voices/Steven_Teran.htm
    Justice for Steven Teran, Valerie Teran,
    Paula Holguin and Amy Houser (pictures of the victims and background). Looks like a privately owned website of a family member possibly. JMHO.

    http://blog.drivinglaws.org/2010/02...owling-alley-massacre-remains-an-active-case/
    Feb 3rd, 2010

    It's a horrific unsolved cold case. I just posted it in case anyone else was interested as well, hadn't heard about it, or maybe heard about the documentary.
     
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  3. newone

    newone 2nd mouse gets the cheese

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    I remember when this happened via newscast and thinking how strange it was. I hope that there is resolution for the families.
     
  4. mnegri1973

    mnegri1973 New Member

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    This case has also been on the show Unsolved Mysteries. I remember watching it, when it was on back in the early 90's.

    M ~
     
  5. UMfanforever

    UMfanforever New Member

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  6. milopedes

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    Here is the link: Bowling Alley Murders
     
  7. milopedes

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  8. Poobah90

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    me too!
     
  9. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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  10. SunnieRN

    SunnieRN New Member

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    I hope the movie brings in new clues/tips, leading to the case being solved. I have family members who were born in Las Cruces. When this happened in 1990, they figured it would be solved quickly. They felt that these guys would most likely have fled to Mexico, but would be extradited.
     
  11. Claudette

    Claudette Alouette, je te plumerai

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    I'm not trying to be funny but suspect 1 looks like Eddie Murphy and suspect 2 looks like Bill Cosby. Those names popped up in mind immediately when I saw them. Weird.
     
  12. colette

    colette Active Member

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    The last screening was 9/16/2010, then will be released.....

    Minn says the film has recently been picked up for DVD distribution by Lionsgate, an event that should happen by sometime next year.

    http://alibi.com/index.php?story=33729&scn=film
     
  13. Dreamnine

    Dreamnine New Member

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    I watched the documentary today... quite an horrific crime.
     
  14. Claudette

    Claudette Alouette, je te plumerai

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    Any more information you can share that is not here?
     
  15. Dreamnine

    Dreamnine New Member

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    No, not really. The movie is very graphic with crime scene footage. It focuses more on the victims and their families rather than on any solid leads; it has been 21 and a half years and it seems they are no further forward. It does make a strong appeal for any relevant information regarding solving the case in the last 10 minutes or so

    They took a good look at the bowling alley manager (he did act a bit weird and appeared slightly aloof), but despite his not being liked, generally, there is no actual evidence to suggest he was guilty of anything.

    A really tragic case - it reminds me a lot of the yogurt shop murders in Austin, Tx. in Dec 1991. In both cases businesses were targetted and money was taken (although robbery doesn't seem to have been the primary motive); Children were shot; fires were started which ruined evidence; both ocurred in the South near the border or very near (Las Cruces); both at weekends; there seems to have been substantial overkill etc.

    Of course there are differences (in the Austin case there was an element of sexual assault, and that case was late at night as opposed to 8:30 in the morning), but they seem pretty similar to me. One poster on another forum said to me regarding the perps in the Austin case that he thought they were long gone - dead, or back down South over the border and most likely in jail. I tend to think that is probably the case with the bowling alley massacre perps also.
     
  16. Dreamnine

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    The movie documentary was very well done and worth watching: I can't recall a documentary of a true crime which was quite as good, as well-researched or as well-presented.

    While very emotive, it's almost impossible to understand how it couldn't be so sad given that 3 of the victims were a 2 and a 6 and a 13 year old girl.

    The evidence, as presented and told by witnessess, points to 2 Hispanic males, one in his 20s to his 30s, the other perhaps 20 years older, but LE just didn't have any leads, nor do now, and it's easy to speculate that these were just 2 "bad guys", probably from Mexico, and that this was some kind of a "thrill killing."

    Of all the cases I've looked at over the years this stands out to me as one of the most horrific, I think because really young kids were involved, that, and its apparent random nature ie. I don't believe the business was 'cased', or it may have been, but just for 24 hours or so... this was completely random IMHO.
     
  17. Dreamnine

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    There is a site which points to Insurance Fraud as being the cause of the Yogurt Shop Murders (plus a number of others across the South) Edit: this is not for the faint-hearted. http://www.mackwhite.com/Yogurt1.html

    I don't really agree with this, but it paints an horrific picture which does make me just wonder at times...I live in Scotland, which is really different to the U.S., but I sometimes marvel at how some of our political and social leaders survive...
     
  18. Bennettras

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    Just saw the documentary. Very interesting about this Irma Tijerina.
     
  19. nba961

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    This case reminds me of the Brown's Chicken Massacre in Palatine, IL back in 1993. Robbery wasn't a motive in this case as well.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-011093browns1,0,7037575.story

    Turns out the suspects just wanted to know what it felt like to kill people, and after the massacre they lived "normal" lives and became model citizens.

    An ex-girlfriend of one of the suspects decided to speak up after 9 years of silence.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic...-brown-massacre-080509,0,5564970.story?page=1
     
  20. jbirner

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    Cases like this really bother me. This case and the Lane Bryant case where multiple people are gunned down for no reason and the killer/killers seem to vanish into thin air.
     
  21. jbirner

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    Next week will mark the 25 year anniversary of this crime. It's hard to believe a quarter of a century and still the suspects have not been identified. I'm almost 90% sure that these guys are dead somewhere and 99% sure at least one of them is dead. I think this was a hired hit and they didn't expect so many people to be there. They left witnesses that were able to give descriptions good enough to have sketches made up. I'm sure whoever hired them has already cleaned up the mess by disposing of the hit men so they can't be traced to them. It's obvious to me they were after someone in the Senac family. Most likely the son that is now dead.
     

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