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For Immediate Release

June 01, 2016 USMS District of New Mexico
Albuquerque Office (505) 346-6400
Las Cruces Office (575) 527-6850
SWIFT Task Force Arrests Four Suspected Murders
Albuquerque, NM - Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force arrested four fugitives wanted for Murder. Shawna Cannon,38, William P. Alexander,56, and Joshua Taramasco,30, were all wanted for open counts of Homicide, Conspiracy, Robbery, Kidnapping, and Tampering with Evidence by the Albuquerque Police Department. Mitch Lopez,21, was wanted for 2nd Degree Murder by the Farmington Police Department.

Shawna Cannon, William P. Alexander, and Joshua Taramasco, are all suspects in the brutal kidnapping and murder of Tiffany Boyer. Boyer’s body was recovered near Socorro, NM in 2015. Cannon was apprehended on the 1800 block of Central Ave, Alexander was arrested on the 300 Block of Morningside SE, and Taramasco was taken into custody on 100 block of Mederia NE in Albuquerque, NM. Mitch Lopez 21, is suspected of murdering Benjamin Charley in Farmington, NM in 2015. Lopez was arrested on 1200 Block of Schofield Lane in Farmington, NM.

The SWIFT Task Force Officers involved in the fugitive investigations and arrests represented the Albuquerque Police Department, Torrance County Sheriff’s Office, the Bernalillo County Sherriff’s Office, and the Farmington Police Department. The U.S. Marshals Service has broad scope of responsibility to pursue dangerous fugitives in all communities throughout New Mexico.

United States Marshal Conrad E. Candelaria said, "The broad scope of authority that defines the Marshals Service is dutifully applied in every community throughout New Mexico. These recent fugitive arrests exemplifies the task force's commitment to pursuing the most dangerous and violent fugitives that have terrorized families and communities with unconscionable and heinous crimes".

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