In Laredo, an anonymous tip led police to arrest a man accused of a murder that happened 20 years ago.
55-year-old Cesar Silva is accused of murdering Gerardo Alanis. The incident happened November 6, 1998. According to the police report, Silva allegedly shot Alanis at the intersection of Lexington and Market.
“This case is probably the best example in regards to sometimes it takes quite a little bit of time to get to an arrest, there is no time period of expiration especially in murder cases.”
Laredo police say they will work with the District Attorney’s Office to determine how to move forward with the case. Investigator Baeza says detectives who worked the case in 1998 are no longer in the department.