Nov 1, 2013 9:50 PM by Nathan O'Neal

Cochise Sheriff: Krentz murder 'not a cold case'

DOUGLAS – The Cochise County Sheriff’s Department has identified between 30 and 50 ‘persons of interest’ in the investigation surrounding the 2010 murder of a prominent Southern Arizona rancher.

Robert Krentz was found on his Douglas property with the killer’s footprints leading right to the U.S.-Mexico border. Krentz’s murder helped spur Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 immigration law.

The case has remained unsolved, a sobering reality for family, friends and the community.

Don Kimble is one of Krentz’s childhood friends and thinks about him every day – but he has his doubts if justice will ever be served.

“When they’ve got multiple leads like that they might show up with the guy tomorrow or next week, who knows? Nobody knows.” Kimble told News 4 Tucson.

Sheriff Mark Dannels told News 4 Tucson that the murder of Robert Krentz is not a cold case.

“It’s very emotional,” Dannels said. “Rob Krentz was a very well-respected rancher in our community. There’s a lot of unrest in the case not being solved.”

Dannels also said that he’s been in close contact with the Krentz family every step of the way.


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