New details are emerging about the murder of a New Mexico rancher, Larry Link, 68, who was killed yesterday on his property.
Link’s ranch/ghost town is located approximately 47 miles from the U.S./Mexico border, and he moved to Stein, New Mexico to get away from the hustle and bustle of Phoenix.
“My uncle was a good man who deserved better,” Bill Link said.
Reacting to the murder, Los Cruces, New Mexico resident, Tammy Hopkins said the government continues to tell the American public, “We have no problem. I give one of them one night alone on my property, and they would damn sure change their minds!”
As word spread yesterday about Link’s murder, groups from around the country shared their thoughts about the senseless crime and porous borders.
“NCFIRE extends our condolences to you and your family. All of our states are saturated with illegal alien crime - murders. So many U.S. families are suffering unnecessarily. In order to not allow these loved ones to die in vain, it is imperative that we take action to change legislation and participate in protecting the border... This must end and only we can force this to happen.”
Hidalgo County Commissioner Ed Kerr told the Los Cruces Sun-News there has been recent illegal immigrant and drug activity near Link’s property.
"Last summer in August, I found five bundles of marijuana on my ranch land about 50 feet from the freeway. That can't be more than eight or 10 miles from Larry's," he told the Los Cruces Sun-News. "They were scattered about. One was under the billboard, one was beside the fence. Illegals with empty backpacks had dropped their load. I-10 is, obviously, a connecting point. We're getting a lot of traffic, more than what we've seen in the past couple of years. They have ultra-light planes flying out of Mexico and dropping off bundles and then illegals walking and picking them up."
New Mexico State Police, who are investigating this case, haven’t released any new information regarding the Link murder.
Link celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary last year, and he is survived by children and grandchildren.
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