New reward offered for Starr County cold case

Investigators with the Starr County Special Crimes unit worked lead after lead trying to figure out who murdered Roman Ramirez, Jr.

But starting with the New Year, those leads have gone cold.

Investigators told Action 4 News that it TMs been a seven long months of chasing leads that went nowhere.

Months of unanswered questions have also taken their toll on the family.

Ramirez was shot and left for dead on the side of La Blanca Road in the Guerra Garza Subdivsion on a sunny June 2011 afternoon.

Investigators said it was an area that Ramirez would frequently travel walking up and down La Blanca Road.

They said with no witnesses coming forward, their investigation has come to a standstill.

Authorities are hoping a cash reward will bring someone forward someone who can help bring closure to a grieving family.

Starr County Sheriff TMs Office Investigator David Ibarra spoke to Action 4 News about the case.

His family reaches out to us on a regular basis, Ibarra said. We'd really like to help them out by putting the person or persons responsible behind bars."

Investigator Ibarra said officials they really need the public TMs help.

He says any type of information is useful, no matter how small someone might think that it is.

Authorities are not saying how much the reward is but the Starr County Violent Crimes Unit is are hoping information received leads to those responsible for Ramirez TMs death.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to the Starr County Sheriff TMs Office at (956) 487-5571.

All calls will reamain anonymous.