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Nov 12, 1998

Police have new leads in Gordon murder

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Today police say they are closer in bringing to justice the person they believe murdered fifteen year old Samantha Gordon on the weekend of November sixth. According to Inspector Simeon Alvarez, the Head of C.I.B., the department has been receiving a number of calls from people who have been providing them with information which has helped in their investigation.

A.I.P. Simeon Alvarez, Head of C.I.B.

“Well, so far we are; we are happy and I am glad for people. Concern citizens, they do not want to identify themselves, but we have received since yesterday a number of information concerning the whereabouts about the last place Samantha was last seen. The information we are receiving, we are trying to find out the person, or we are trying to identify the person who did this brutal killing of this child.”

Q: “Where was Gordon last seen and what do you all believe actually happened that night?”

A.I.P. Simeon Alvarez

“Well the last information we received and which we are still working at is that she was last seen sometime around eight o’clock boarding a vehicle heading towards Ladyville.”

Q: “Do you have any description of that vehicle?”

A.I.P. Simeon Alvarez

“Well, the description was given. I would not like to mention the description this time cause I would like to find that particular vehicle and the driver of that vehicle.”

Q: “Do you all believe Samantha Gordon knew this person?”

A.I.P. Simeon Alvarez

“Well, I cannot determine whether in fact she knew the person because Samantha is not well known by us so we cannot say if she is a friendly person or if she really knew the person she went along with. But again according to her friends, she usually goes out with friends who have vehicles. That’s what the friends are saying.

What we are trying to identify at this time, we are trying to find out where Samantha was last seen before she met her untimely death and once we get on that tract, definite we will get the person responsible.”

Alvarez says they believe Gordon was murdered in Ladyville because no water was found in her lungs when her body was retrieved from the waters off Vista Del Mar. They strongly suspect the young teenager was first sexually molested, then either given an overdose of drugs or strangled and her body dumped into the sea.

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