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Family searches for answers two years after Lynn County murder


It's been two years since a Lubbock family lost a beloved husband and father, but investigators say they're no closer to solving his mysterious murder.

50-year old Robert Balderrama was found shot to death in a field in Lynn County in 2011.

Balderrama's daughter, Angelinda Mendez, doesn't believe healing will come until they know who's responsible.

"Somebody has to know something and all they have to do is come forward and do the right thing," Mendez said.

Lydia Balderrama had just remarried Robert the Friday before his death. She says she relives the pain of that 2011 day over and over again.

"It feels like a dream, like a nightmare - because he was such a good person, he didn't have any enemies," Balderrama said.

The Lynn County Sheriff's Office has been investigating Balderrama's murder, but they tell us the case has gone cold. The family clings to hope that their plea will resonate with someone out there.

"I know it has to be eating at your heart to hold that secret or that little thing that you know that may help us. You don't know how much it hurts to miss somebody so bad, to have somebody taken from you this way," Mendez said.

Soon the family will welcome their ninth grandchild - children who will never know their grandfather. The family hopes and prays the person who took his life will soon be brought to justice.

"They'll never know who he was, they'll never know how amazing of a person he was or how amazing of a granddad he would have been to them," Mendez said.

If you have any information on this case, please contact the Lynn County Sheriff's Office at (806) 561-4505.

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