The Las Cruces Bowling Alley Massacre


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By Emash Digital, Mike Ferguson, and Mike Morford. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

On February 10th, 1990, two men entered the Las Cruces Bowl, a family-run bowling alley, and held everyone inside the building at gunpoint. The two men stole some cash, shot all seven people inside the building, including young children, and then set the place on fire. 12-year-old Melissa Repass was able to call 911, even though she had been shot multiple times, and give the authorities vital information. Her courage was amazing in the face of the pain and fear she must have been experiencing during that time.

Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the tragic case of the Las Cruces bowling alley massacre. It's a tragic and horrifying case. The two perpetrators most likely hid potential evidence when they set the bowling alley on fire. People have had trouble developing a motive and the case has been unsolved for over 30 years. Motive is tough in this case because the killers didn't empty the safe of all of the money inside. Were they looking for something else or using robbery to mislead police as to the true reason for the murders? There are a lot of questions in this case and many theories that have been floating around for a long time.

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