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Sheriff’s office identifies Midway murder victim


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The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office received a positive identification of the man found dead Thursday at a scene in the Midway area which authorities have ruled as murder.

According to a news release from Chaves County Sheriff Britt Snyder, the sheriff’s office received a positive ID from the Office of the Medical Investigator March 10, confirming the victim to be 49-year-old Garland Troy Berg, of Roswell.


“Mr. Berg was positively identified by OMI using fingerprints,” Snyder said.

In addition to confirming the identity of the victim, Snyder said detectives are asking for the public’s help to find 38-year-old Paisley Terry, who has been listed as a person of interest.


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Police said Terry has brown hair and hazel eyes and is described as 5 feet, 3 inches in height and weighing at about 180 pounds.

“Terry, of Roswell, is sought for questioning in the murder of Garland Troy Berg, 48, who was murdered in the early morning hours of March 8, 2018, in the 6500 block of Old Dexter Highway, south of Roswell in the Midway area,” Snyder said.

Snyder said anyone with information which could potentially help in locating Terry, or any other information regarding this case, is asked to call the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office at 575-624-6500 or Chaves County Crime Stoppers at 888-594-8477, where callers can remain anonymous.

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