FBI special agent Darrell Foxworth said, “As a result of some of the media attention and as a byproduct of the investigation, we are following up on a number of leads here in the U.S. and in Mexico. This is one of the highest priority investigations that we are conducting here in the Southern California law enforcement community.” The FBI previously announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of the killers, plus a $10,000 reward for information leading to recovery of Rosas’ stolen .40 caliber service pistol, a Heckler-Koch P2000. The U.S. Border Patrol has added a $250,000 reward.
As I previously reported, Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas was fatally Shot on July 23, very close to Minuteman Camp Vigilance. Latino BP Agent Rosas was following a group that had crossed the border, then, when he went off into the darkness near Camp Vigilance he was fatally shot -- murdered. Camp Vigilance is the Minuteman Camp where murderer/minuteman Shawna Forde was trained.
The FBI investigators say those arrested early in the investigation did NOT commit the murder and said, “In the U.S., we have not arrested or charged anyone specifically in the killing of Agent Rosas. This is an active investigation and we still need the public’s help to provide any and all information.The smallest piece could be the missing piece of the puzzle,” he said. “It could be just observing some suspicious activity on that date, or prior to that date, which could assist investigators.”
No eyewitnesses have come forward to speak to the media about the murder of Rosas. However Minuteman Leader Britt Craig, leader of the Campo Minutemen said he was monitoring the border area at about 9 p.m. on July 23 when he heard several shots and notified the Border Patrol. Craig said, “I heard four spaced shots like bang, bang, bang, bang. Then there was a shooting fairly rapidly—three or four bangs, just as fast as you could shoot.” Craig, who has spent at least 96 hours a week at Campo since 2005, said he couldn't see anything because of the rolling hills. Still, he said he called the Border Patrol, reporting what he'd heard. About three minutes after the call, a caravan of Border Patrol vehicles drove toward the area. Border Patrol agents said they could not confirm Craig's story because the FBI is investigating the fatal shooting.
As I read these comments from Craig, I recalled a June 4 article about Shawna Forde. Britt Craig's wife, Deborah Craig, said in regard to the Brisenia Flores (and her father's) murders, that Shawna Forde and Craig's husband, Campo Minutemen leader Britt Craig went to Camp Vigilance in separate vehicles “where she (Forde) was given full access by the caretaker. Forde purchased a bullet proof vest from the caretaker and indicated she planned to spend the night. She indicated that she primarily did her border watching in AZ , that she had her own group, Minutemen American Defense, and we did not hear [from] her directly again.”
I also remembered a note about Deborah and Britt Craig on the SDMM website where extremist Minuteman Jeff Schwilk maintains an "enemies list." Both of the Craigs are on his list with the following comments: "Deborah Craig & Campo Minutemen - MMP Operative / Campo Minutemen. Works for Gilchrist to spread lies and propaganda to the media and public. Wife of Britt Craig (aka Kingfish). Avoid all contact with Campo Minutemen members. Rogue, dangerous."
There seems to be so many coincidences here:
. Craig said he has been patrolling the border with guns and night goggles since 2005, including the night of the murder.
. Craig said he was so close to the shooting he heard all the shots
. Though he has been on the border for 4 years with night goggles and though he was close enough to hear each individual gun shot, he claimes he did not see the shooting.
. He was so close to the shooting, he says he called 911 to report and within 3 minutes the BPs were on the scene. If he was that close, how can he claim he did not see the crime?
. Craig carries a handgun and wears a cap emblazoned with the word "Hunter."
. Craig knew Shawna Forde. He brought her to the Minuteman Camp to receive Border Watch Training. The FBI says there are still suspects they are investigating in the Flores murders.
. Even the most extreme Minutemen (Schwilk and SDMM) say Craig is "Rogue" and "Dangerous."
One thing is clear. The FBI says those previously arrested are not the perpetrators and the investigation is still wide open.
. BORDER PATROL OFFERS QUARTER MILLION DOLLAR REWARD FOR AGENT’S DEATH; FBI ASKS PUBLIC HELP TO SOLVE MURDER CASE
. MINUTEMEN LEADER ARRESTED IN MURDER OF 9-YEAR-OLD VISITED EAST COUNTY MINUTEMEN TRAINING CAMP
. O.C. witness speaks about killing of border agent