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Beatrice Montes

Case Details

Case Type: Homicide

Height: Unknown

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: Unknown


Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 11/21/1993


Agency: Grand Junction Police Department

City: Grand Junction

Date of Birth: 05/01/1942

County: Mesa

Date of Death: 11/21/1993

Agency Case #: 93-32132

Age: 51

Judicial District: 21st Judicial District

Gender: Female

Year Solved:

Race: Caucasian

NamUs Case #: Unknown

Eyes: Unknown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Unknown

About this Case:

On November 21, 1993, Beatrice Montes shut down her restaurant, La Mariposa, formerly at 159 1/2 Colorado Avenue. After counting the days receipts and cash with her boyfriend, Jose Jesus Tanori-Ruiz, and her son Joseph Vigil the three retired to their apartments above the restaurant. Around 2:00 A.M. Joseph Vigil was interrupted by yelling between Beatrice and Jose. The next morning, around 11:00 A.M., Joseph Vigil woke to find his mother, Beatrice Montes, strangled to death. The cash from the previous day's business along with Jose Jesus Tanori-Ruiz were gone. In October 1994, police received information placing Mr. Tanori-Ruiz in the Sonora region of Mexico. In 1996 Grand Junction police obtained an arrest warrant for Jose Jesus Tanori-Ruiz. Anyone with information regarding this case or the whereabouts of Mr. Tanori-Ruiz is asked to please contact the Grand Junction Police Department.

If you have any information about this case, please contact:

Grand Junction Police Department

Grand Junction


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