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ALERT: Detectives Need Your Help In Solving Mattawa Homicide

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE FROM GRANT COUNTY: Investigators in Grant County are asking the public to help them find the suspect or suspects in the Feb. 11 shooting homicide of Esperanza Vicenté-Mestizo and her unborn son in Mattawa.

No suspect or suspects have yet been identified, and detectives have been working round the clock since the shooting happened. Investigators are following many, many leads and gathering evidence which they hope will lead them to the suspect or suspects in these shooting deaths. In spite of investigators' efforts, there are no breaks in the case, and no updates regarding the investigation.

It's important for everyone to remember a young mother was killed along with her unborn son. She left behind three children under the age of 12, as well as a common-law husband and many relatives. We don't believe Esperanza was associated with any street gang, and we don't know who or why someone would target the young mother and shoot her while she was unloading groceries from her car this past Saturday night.

Detectives are appealing to the public for any information regarding this homicide. We understand people may be scared to come forward, but without help from the public, it will be difficult to solve this crime and hold accountable those person or persons responsible for this terrible act.

The Grant County Sheriff's Office expresses its deepest and sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Esperanza. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sorrowful time. This was an incredible loss and we pray for a successful conclusion.

Anyone with possible information should call the Grant County Sheriff's Office at 509-762-1160, or send information to crimetips@co.grant.wa.us. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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