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Release Date:   12/02/2014

Incident Type: **UPDATE #4** - Goodwin Trails Homicide Suspect Identified/Arrested In Murder Investigation In Clovis, NM

Contact Person: Sergeant Daron Roach, Public Information Officer, 575-763-9427

Clovis, NM – December 02, 2014 –Update #4 - On Sunday, November 9, 2014, at approximately 7:26 am, the Clovis Police Department Dispatch Center received 911 calls from people at the Goodwin Lake Trails Walking Park saying a deceased woman had been found along the walking trail east of the main entrance to Goodwin Trails. A man found a 6 year-old boy in the parking lot of Goodwin Trails who wandered up to him who was later found to be the deceased woman’s son. The little boy was uninjured.

The victim was positively identified as 23 year-old Ariel Ulibarri of Clovis, New Mexico. Investigators with the 9th Judicial District Major Crimes Unit consisting of the District Attorney’s Office Investigators, Clovis Police Department and Curry County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. The death was ruled a homicide by preliminary autopsy findings from the Office of the Medical Investigator as well as facts obtained during the investigation. The manner of death was stabbing by knife.

The investigation, conducted by member agencies of the 9th Judicial District Major Crimes Unit (MCU), developed probable cause to suspect a local Clovis man based upon a unique male DNA profile match identified from the state crime lab from the murder weapon located at the scene. An interview was conducted, search warrants were completed and the investigation led to the identity of 25 year-old Matthew P. Jennings of Clovis, NM , as the perpetrator of this crime. A photo of Mr. Jennings is attached to the e-mail release.

Mr. Jennings was taken into custody from the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at about 4:00 PM, where he was being held on unrelated charges to the homicide. Mr. Jennings was brought to the Clovis Police Station where he was interviewed by investigators of the 9th Judicial District Major Crimes Unit. Mr. Jennings acknowledged his participation in the homicide of Ms. Ariel Ulibarri as the stabber and gave a confession as to her murder.

The family of victim Ariel Ulibarri were notified in person by members of the Major Crimes Unit of the identification and arrest of Mr. Matthew Jennings for the murder prior to any notification being made to the public.

The investigation is continuing as the investigators work to establish a motive for the murder.

An arrest warrant is being completed and will be served on Mr. Jennings. He will be charged with an open count of 1st Degree Murder and Tampering with Evidence. Mr. Jennings will be booked into the Curry County Detention Center on these charges.

There is no other information available at this time.

PHOTO OF MATTHEW JENNINGS


 


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 December 2014 18:22 )
 

Release Date:  November 21, 2014
Incident Type: **UPDATE** - Persons Of Interest Sought For Interviews In Goodwin Trails Homicide Investigation Located In Clovis
Contact Person: Daron Roach, Sergeant, Public Information Officer, Telephone: (575) 763-9427

Clovis, NM – November 21, 2014 – Update – On Friday, November 21, 2014, at approximately 4:45 pm, 22 year-old Lloyd Bagwell and 20 year-old Shannon Buckmaster of Clovis, New Mexico, who were being sought for questioning in connection with the homicide case of Ariel Ulibarri, were located in the 900 block of Mitchell Street in Clovis, NM by Clovis Police Officers based upon an anonymous tip called into the Clovis Police Dispatch Center. We would like to thank the public and media outlets for their help and tips in locating these two individuals wanted for questioning. The police department received dozens of tips since sending the request for help in locating these individuals out to the public.


Investigators will attempt to interview Lloyd Bagwell and Shannon Buckmaster about any knowledge they may have about the homicide of Ariel Ulibarri. These two people are not suspects in the murder of Ariel Ulibarri at this point in the investigation, but rather they may have information pertaining to the homicide investigation. Shannon Buckmaster has outstanding arrest warrants for Probation Absconder from the NM Department of Corrections and a Drug Possession Arrest Warrant, which she will be booked on at the Curry County Adult Detention Center.


The homicide investigation of Ariel Ulibarri is on-going. There is no other information available for release at this time with the investigation being active.


Anyone having any information about this case is asked to contact the Clovis Police Department at 911. Citizens may use TipSoft to provide this information and remain anonymous. Text users can send their tip to: "CRIMES" (274637) with the keyword TIPCPD. In other words, citizens can text "TIPCPD plus their crime tip" to 274637 (CRIMES). Citizens can submit anonymous tips using their PC or mobile phone by going to www.tipsubmit.com, or Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000.

 

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 21 November 2014 18:45 )
 

Release Date:  November 19, 2014
Incident Type: Persons Of Interest Sought For Interviews In Goodwin Trails Homicide Investigation
Contact Person: Daron Roach, Sergeant, Public Information Officer, Tele: (575) 763-9427

Clovis, NM – November 19, 2014 – Update #3 - On Sunday, November 9, 2014, at approximately 7:26 am, the Clovis Police Department Dispatch Center received 911 calls from people at the Goodwin Lake Trails Walking Park saying a deceased woman, later identified as 23 year-old Ariel Ulibarri, had been found along the walking trail east of the main entrance to Goodwin Trails Park in Clovis. A man found a 6 year-old boy in the parking lot of Goodwin Trails who wandered up to him who was later found to be the deceased woman’s son. The little boy was uninjured. The death has been ruled a homicide by preliminary autopsy findings from the NM Office of the Medical Investigator as well as facts obtained during the investigation. The manner of death was stabbing by knife.

At this time investigators need assistance from the public in locating persons of interest in the Clovis area they would like to speak to about this homicide investigation. Investigators are attempting to locate 22 year-old Lloyd Bagwell of Clovis, New Mexico. Lloyd Bagwell is described as a White/Caucasian male with blue colored eyes, blonde hair, approximately 6’-02” in height, weighing approximately 185 pounds. Investigators are also asking for assistance in locating person of interest 20 year-old Shannon Buckmaster of Clovis, New Mexico. Shannon Buckmaster is described as a White/Caucasian female with brown colored eyes, brown hair, approximately 5’-01” in height, weighing approximately 135 pounds. Photos of Lloyd Bagwell and Shannon Buckmaster are attached to this release.

The investigation is being conducted by member agencies of the 9th Judicial District Major Crimes Unit (MCU) consisting of the 9th Judicial District Attorney Office, Clovis Police Department and Curry County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation is on-going at this time. There is no other information available for release at this time with the investigation being active.

Anyone having any information about this case is asked to contact the Clovis Police Department at 911 and ask to speak with a Detective. Citizens may use TipSoft to provide this information and remain anonymous. Text users can send their tip to: "CRIMES" (274637) with the keyword TIPCPD.  In other words, citizens can text  "TIPCPD plus their crime tip" to 274637 (CRIMES).  Citizens can submit anonymous tips using their PC or mobile phone by going to www.tipsubmit.com, or Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000.

Lloyd Bagwell


Shannon Buckmaster

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 November 2014 15:57 )
 

Release Date:   11/13/2014

Incident Type: **UPDATE #2** - Homicide Investigation - Goodwin Trails In Clovis, NM

Contact Person: Sergeant Daron Roach, Public Information Officer, 575-763-9427

Clovis, NM – November 13, 2014 –Update #2 - On Sunday, November 9, 2014, at approximately 7:26 am, the Clovis Police Department Dispatch Center received 911 calls from people at the Goodwin Lake Trails Walking Park saying a deceased woman had been found along the walking trail east of the main entrance to Goodwin Trails. A man found a 6 year-old boy in the parking lot of Goodwin Trails who wandered up to him who was later found to be the deceased woman’s son. The little boy was uninjured.

The victim was positively identified as 23 year-old Ariel Ulibarri of Clovis, New Mexico. Investigators with the 9th Judicial District Major Crimes Unit consisting of the District Attorney’s Office Investigators, Clovis Police Department and Curry County Sheriff’s Office are conducting the investigation. The death has been ruled a homicide by preliminary autopsy findings from the Office of the Medical Investigator as well as facts obtained during the investigation. The manner of death was stabbing by knife.

Several items of trace evidence were obtained from the scene, from the body of Ariel Ulibarri at the scene, as well as during autopsy. Those items of trace evidence collected have been submitted to the DPS Crime Lab in Santa Fe, NM for evaluation. It may be several weeks before any findings about the evidence are returned. Investigators are following all leads and examining surveillance video footage from camera systems in and around the Goodwin Lake Trails location, checking social media pages, cell phone calls and texts related to Ariel Ulibarri, in the furtherance of the on-going investigation. Some items of digital video have been sent to other agencies and labs to better develop the clarity of images obtained from video collected during the investigation.

There are no known suspects in this homicide at this point in the investigation. It is still unknown if this murder was perpetrated by a person known to Ariel Ulibarri or if it was a random stranger attack. Investigators are simultaneously pursuing both avenues of the investigation to determine if this murder was perpetrated by a random stranger or by someone who knew or was known to Ariel Ulibarri. Nothing has been ruled out at this point in the investigation as far as suspect development.

We want people to always be aware of their surroundings and of other people around them. If you see suspicious people hanging around remote areas, please contact the police department by dialing 911on your phone so police may respond to find out the situation with the person.

Anyone having any information about this case is asked to contact the police department by dialing 911 and ask for a Detective. Citizens may use TipSoft to provide this information and remain anonymous. Text users can send their tip to: "CRIMES" (274637) with the keyword TIPCPD. In other words, citizens can text “TIPCPD plus their crime tip" to 274637 (CRIMES). Citizens can submit anonymous tips using their PC or mobile phone by going to ww.tipsubmit.com, or call Curry County Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000.

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 November 2014 15:48 )
 

Release Date:   11/10/2014

Incident Type: **UPDATE** - Homicide Investigation At Goodwin Trails In Clovis

Contact Person: Captain Patrick Whitney, Support Services Division Commander/PIO, 575-763-9436

Clovis, NM – November 10, 2014 –Update - On Sunday, November 9, 2014, at approximately 7:26 am, the Clovis Police Department Dispatch Center received 911 calls from people at the Goodwin Lake Trails Walking Park saying loud screaming had been heard and a deceased woman had been found along the walking trail east of the main entrance to Goodwin Trails. A man found a 6 year-old boy in the parking lot of Goodwin Trails who wandered up to him who was later found to be the deceased woman’s son. The little boy was uninjured. The walking park is located east of North Prince Street in the 3200 block of North Prince Street in north Clovis.


The victim was positively identified as 23 year-old Ariel Ulibarri of Clovis, New Mexico. Investigators with the 9th Judicial District Major Crimes Unit consisting of the District Attorney’s Office Investigators, Clovis Police Department and Curry County Sheriff’s Office have been activated to conduct this investigation. The death is being investigated as a homicide. Manner and cause of death is being withheld until the determination is officially made by the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque, NM where Ms. Ulibarri’s body was sent for autopsy.


Investigators are still following any leads and examining surveillance video footage from camera systems in and around the Goodwin Lake Trails location, checking social media pages, cell phone calls and texts related to Ariel Ulibarri, in the furtherance of the on-going investigation. In addition, investigators are conducting interviews with people who had relationships with Ariel Ulbarri. At this time there are no developed suspects in this homicide investigation. It is still unknown if this murder was perpetrated by a person known to Ariel Ulibarri or if it was a random stranger attack.


As when any crime of violence occurs, we advise people to always be aware of their surroundings and of other people around them. If you see suspicious people hanging around remote areas, please contact the police department at 911 so police may respond to find out the situation with the person.


Anyone having any information about this case is asked to contact the police department by dialing 911 and ask for a Detective. Citizens may use TipSoft to provide this information and remain anonymous. Text users can send their tip to: "CRIMES" (274637) with the keyword TIPCPD. In other words, citizens can text “TIPCPD plus their crime tip" to 274637 (CRIMES). Citizens can submit anonymous tips using their PC or mobile phone by going to ww.tipsubmit.com, or call Curry County Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000.

Last Updated ( Monday, 10 November 2014 13:06 )
 
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