Investigation Continues Into Homicide Victim Found Near Jackpot


By Paul Johnson

Jackpot, Nevada ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Authorities from Elko County Nevada are continuing their investigation into the death of Leopoldo Filverio-Martinez 26 of Guajara, Mexico. His body was found behind a rock mound, along highway 93, three miles south of Jackpot, Nevada on February 3, 2014. He had been shot four times in the chest. From the beginning of the investigation, detectives suspected that he was murdered by members of a Mexican drug cartel. At this time have a Hispanic Male that is a person of interest. Authorities have yet to identify a crime scene.
Elko county Undersheriff Clair Morris said the victim had social security cards issued to his name but they were not his. That’s how they traced him to where he worked; a dairy farm in Gooding. Authorities say Filverio-Martinez had recently purchased a 1996 Ford Windstar which had Idaho license plates. Both the co-worker and the van are missing. Elko County is working with Gooding County authorities as the investigation continues.

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