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    Default Steins, New Mexico,a new murder in the old ghost town.

    From Tucson KGUN chl 9 news.

    STEINS, N.M.

    The family of a man shot and killed in a New Mexico ghost town Tuesday is outraged by reports identifying their father as a rancher. New Mexico State Police told KGUN9 News there are no suspects in the murder of Larry Link. His family found the 68-year-old not far from their home in Steins, New Mexico.

    Media reports immediately began to surface that made parallels with the murder of Arizona rancher Robert Krentz, who was shot to death on his Douglas ranch in March 2010. Although no suspects were ever named, many people in the area believed the murder was committed by an illegal immigrant. The reports said Link was a rancher and suggested he may have also been killed by an illegal immigrant.

    Several family members told KGUN 9 On Your Side that they do not want Link's murder to be used for political gain when it comes to illegal immigration. Instead, they want to the world to remember link as a fun-loving family man, who owned Stein's Ghost Town so he could share it with the rest of the world.

    "The whole world knew him as Uncle Larry, that's how he introduced himself," said Link's daughter, Pamela. "He never had an enemy. And he loved my Mom."
    Link was a businessman. He bought Stein's Ghost Town in 1988. At one time, the ghost town attracted 90,000 thousand visitors a year from all over the world. It's cuddled next to Interstate 10, just across the Arizona state line. He moved his family there because he envisioned it in his dreams.

    "If you were in Grandpa's presence, within five minutes you were no longer a stranger. You were kin of the family," said Link's granddaughter.
    Vandalism and theft forced Link to close the ghost town three years ago, something that Pamela Link said broke her dad's heart. Now with their hearts broken, his family wants the truth to be told to protect the legacy of the man they loved so much.

    A tearful Pamela Link said, "I just know [that] he's not with us anymore. He wasn't a rancher. He was a businessman. He was a father, a husband, a grandfather."
    The New Mexico State Police would only tell KGUN9 News there are no suspects in Link's murder. A spokesperson declined to release any other information because the investigation is ongoing. The Hidalgo County Sheriff also declined to comment.

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    How terrible! Could this be the same person who we met there in 1986? He told us he got jumped and beaten up by some individuals there.
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    Sad to hear about Larry. I met him a Steins and tried my darndest to get him to let me go in the town. Did not work. He told me all about how hard it was to keep the town up and all the buildings he was still working on.

    He was wary of strangers but would not hurt a fly. He will be missed.

    Hope nothing happens to Steins as a result of this tragedy.

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    Evidently the surviving family planned to re-open the site as a tourist spot... but cannot not find much more about it in the news. Looks like a very interesting place.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/03/steins-railroad-ghost-town-set-to-re-open_n_1475565.html

    We had minor vandalism in our remote neighborhood a few weeks ago and it was great impetus to add new security. I installed three new 500W proximity lights and a driveway alarm, and a new locked gate at the bottom of the drive. In these times living in a remote area (especially where Link lived) I would insist on radio controlled / alarmed wireless video cameras feeding back to a central CPU with an audible alarm in the home, and to be well armed... perhaps even with a bug out bag. It's a shame but things will likely continue to degenerate at a rapid pace as the economy implodes further, and the borders remain poorly protected. Just saying.

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    Illegal Immigration is often done by Gangs,who operate on both Site of the Border,aslike as Drug Smuggler.
    If you a hardliner to Criminals and/or sent a few back they will send you a Killer. Its that simple.
    Its the Reason why the KKK was formed,as a single Hardliner is too woundable to being fighted down.
    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb...ncher-20110205
    http://www.examiner.com/article/ariz...lees-to-mexico
    Last edited by Tyroler; 07-03-2012 at 02:21 PM.

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    What? These guys are in the country unlawfully + trespassing and the illegals sue the rancher - for taking steps to protect his own private property - and the illegals win the lawsuit...??? How can illegals even file a suit in a US court? Imagine going down to Mexico, trespassing on some Mexican rancher's property then suing him when he confronts you.... and winning the case in a Mexican court! It's totally absurd. I know we are way off the original topic here but this is crazy.

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    Yes crazy. Like the current DOJ & DHS.

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    “The murder of Rob Krentz was inevitable as the drug war in Mexico spills across our border. But it could easily have been prevented. Mr. Krentz's blood is on the hands of Barack Obama, George Bush, Harry Reid, John McCain and all the other traitors in Washington who have refused to secure our southern border after all these years.”

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