Teen Arrested for Murder of Elderly Hobbs Woman

HOBBS - Hobbs Police have arrested a teenager for the murder of an elderly Hobbs woman.

Police found the woman dead early Monday morning at a home in the 100 block of East Temple Street.

15-year-old Juan Rivas, Junior, is currently being held at the Lea County Detention Center.

Police say the teen was in possession of a 2002 Ford Taurus they were looking for in connection with the crime.

The victim's name and age will be released after an autopsy is performed in Albuquerque. Police have also not said how the woman died.