RELEASE: DNA EVIDENCE LEADS TO BURGLARY OF HABITATION ARREST
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938
Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer
Office: (915) 538-2119
Mobile: (915) 479-1678
El Paso, TX - On September 25, 2014, deputies were dispatched to 12000 block of Shakespeare, El Paso County, Texas in reference to a burglary of habitation. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit responded and recovered DNA evidence. The evidence was then sent to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory for processing.
On September 15, 2015, a CODIS OFFENDER REPORT was received which indicated a match confirmation to that of Raymond Morales DOB: 8-7-80. Morales is a Registered Sex Offender and in custody in Roswell, New Mexico for an unrelated sex offense.
On December 18, 2015, after further investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division, the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed a match to the DNA that was recovered at the scene to that of Morales. A warrant of arrest was issued for Morales for Burglary of Habitation and bond was set at $250,000.00 On January 7, 2016, the Grand Jury indicted MORALES on the Burglary of Habitation.
On January 19, 2016, The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Section took custody of Morales in Roswell, New Mexico and placed him under arrest to be extradited to El Paso County, Texas.
Morales has been booked into the El Paso County Downtown Detention Facility.