Samantha Cisneros and Taryn Allen killed after shooting in Clovis Ned Houk Park

Samantha Cisneros and Taryn Allen killed after shooting in Clovis Ned Houk Park

A devastating incident occurred at Ned Houk Park in Clovis, New Mexico, on May 3, 2024, leaving two young women dead and a 10-month-old infant abducted. The Clovis Police Department is urgently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Eleia Maria Torres, the missing child.

At approximately 4:26 PM, a 911 call was received by the Clovis Police Department Dispatch Center, reporting two deceased females at Ned Houk Park. Officers arrived on the scene to find Samantha Cisneros, 23, and Taryn Allen, 23, both from Texico, New Mexico, with apparent gunshot wounds.

A young female child was also found injured on the ground and received immediate medical attention from officers and Clovis EMS. The child was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center and later transferred to a Lubbock, Texas, hospital.

Upon further investigation, officers discovered an infant car seat, stroller, and baby bottle at the scene, indicating the presence of an infant. Family members informed investigators that Samantha Cisneros was the mother of both the injured child and 10-month-old Eleia Maria Torres.

The 9th Judicial Major Crime Unit was activated, and an Amber Alert was issued for Eleia Maria Torres, who is believed to be in immediate danger. Eleia Maria Torres is described as 10 months old, 28 inches tall, and weighing 23 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

The Clovis Police Department is urging anyone with information regarding the victims or the incident to come forward. If you were at Ned Houk Park on May 3, please contact the Clovis Police Department at 575-769-1921. Anonymous tips can be submitted through the Clovis Police Department’s tip411 program or Curry County Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000.

The investigation is ongoing, and the community is in shock and mourning the loss of two young lives. The search for Eleia Maria Torres continues, and every minute counts. Anyone with information, no matter how small, is encouraged to share it with the authorities to ensure the safe return of this innocent child.

The Clovis Police Department is working tirelessly to follow up on leads and bring the perpetrator to justice. The public’s assistance is crucial in solving this tragic case and reuniting Eleia Maria Torres with her loved ones. Let us come together as a community to support the families affected and pray for a swift resolution.

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