Suspect in Mesilla Murder Signed Over Property to Son Before Fleeing

Sunland Park, New Mexico – Authorities are actively searching for Oscar Rene Sandoval, a murder suspect who remains on the run after allegedly shooting and killing his longtime partner in Mesilla. Prior to the tragic incident, Sandoval signed over property to their son with no explanation, according to police documents.

Ethan Sandoval, the couple’s son, informed Mesilla Marshals that his father signed over property deeds just days before the fatal shooting of his mother, 39-year-old Shiereen Al-Jibury. The incident occurred when Sandoval, driving a 2016 Ford Explorer, reportedly shot Al-Jibury in the chest before she managed to flee from the vehicle.

Unfortunately, despite the efforts of first responders, Al-Jibury succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Witnesses recounted how Al-Jibury sought help and even made hand signals to call 911 before Sandoval allegedly pursued her and fired more shots, hitting her in the back and leg.

Law enforcement continues the search for Sandoval, who was last seen in Sunland Park. His abandoned SUV was located near Riverside Elementary School, containing both his wallet and Al-Jibury’s cellphone. The couple’s daughter aided in locating the vehicle by using a tracking app on her mother’s phone.

The Mesilla Marshals Office has classified Sandoval as armed and dangerous, and efforts are ongoing to bring him to justice. Sandoval’s son, Ethan, has expressed shock over the events leading to his mother’s tragic death, highlighting the sudden and unexpected nature of the incident.

As the investigation unfolds, details emerge about the couple’s backgrounds, with Al-Jibury identified as an Iraqi citizen and past arrests coming to light through background checks. The community remains on edge as law enforcement agencies work tirelessly to locate and apprehend Sandoval, urging anyone with information to come forward.