Lubbock woman found dead in Hobbs, NM field - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock woman found dead in Hobbs, NM field

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HOBBS, NM (KCBD) - The Hobbs Police Department investigating the death of a woman found in a field in Hobbs, New Mexico. She has been identified as 31-year-old Carolina Deleon. Police believe that she is from Lubbock and just recently moved to Hobbs, NM.

Deleon was last seen in the area of East Broadway and Marland Blvd. in Hobbs between approximately 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2010. Reports say that the victim was seen getting into a gold colored passenger car in that area.

The driver of the gold car is described only as a male, who possibly had his hair in a pony tail. There are indications that the female may have been working as a prostitute at the time she disappeared.

Several children found the victim in a field and reported it to the police at 1:30 p.m. on September 11th.

Hobbs Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact the Hobbs Police Department at 575-397-9265 or Crime Stoppers at 575-393-8005.

UPDATE:  The family of the Lubbock woman, killed in Hobbs over the weekend is shedding new light on the investigation.  "She was a good person; she was really sweet; she never did any harm to anybody. She was always respectful as long as you respected her. She was just a loving person," Deleon's sister Maria Carrizales said. 

The family tells KCBD that Deleon had gone to Hobbs with a boyfriend to visit his family and was expected back in a few days.  They tell us Deleon died from multiple stab wounds.  "No body thought it was going to happen to her. It's just one of those random acts. Who would do something like that and just not say anything; what kind of person would do that," Carrizales said. 

The family has set up a fund to help pay for funeral expenses. You may donate at any first convenience bank.

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