Mesa County Sheriff’s Office

HEATHER S. BENJAMIN
Information & Communication Manager/PIO

Sheriff Stan Hilkey

Direct Phone: (970) 244-3929 Cell Phone: (970) 986-0950 Heather.Benjamin@mesacounty.us

September 28, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HOMICIDE SUSPECT ARRESTED TODAY
Oliva victim in 29 Road apartment, August 2011
Mesa County, Colorado— In the early morning hours of August 1, 2011, dispatch received a call that quickly turned into a homicide investigation. Luis Alberto Vasquez Oliva (Oleave-a), 26, was found deceased in his apartment, located at 540 29 Road, Grand Junction. As the sun was coming up in Pennsylvania today, detectives with the Montgomery County Homicide Unit arrested the murder suspect, 36-year-old, Billy Joe Delacey (Da-lacie). Delacey was a resident of Fruita at the time of Oliva’s death, but most recently has been living in Lansdale, PA, where he was arrested this morning without incident. A grand jury convened this year and reviewed this homicide case. This week, that grand jury indicted Delacey on the following charges: 1 count of Murder in the First Degree, a class 1 felony charge 1 count of Murder in the Second Degree, a class 2 felony charge 1 count of Possession of Sexually Exploitive Material, a class 6 felony charge 1 count of Theft, a misdemeanor charge Delacey is currently being held in the Montgomery County Detention Facility with no bond. Extradition to Colorado can be a lengthy process and there is currently no estimated date of arrival in Mesa County. The grand jury’s indictment is attached, along with the current booking photo of Delacey from the PA facility. In addition, a photo of Oliva is available upon request. ###

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Mesa County Sheriff’s Office
HEATHER S. BENJAMIN
Information & Communication Manager/PIO

Sheriff Stan Hilkey

Direct Phone: (970) 244-3929 Cell Phone: (970) 986-0950 Heather.Benjamin@mesacounty.us

August 9, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OLIVA HOMICIDE UPDATE
Adult massage may be connection to suspect
Mesa County, Colorado—Investigators continue to actively work the homicide case of Luis Alberto Oliva. Through the course of the investigation it has been learned that Oliva advertised, via various internet methods, to provide “adult massages” to other males. It is believed that these encounters took place at Oliva’s apartment on 29 Road. It is unknown at this time if these relationships played a role in Mr. Oliva’s death, but investigators have not ruled out the possibility. Anyone with information about Oliva and/or his customers should contact Crimestoppers at: 241-STOP or call Inv. Peter Burg at: 244-3263. ### Previously Released on August 8, 2011 at 11 a.m.— The homicide case of Luis Oliva remains active and on-going. For all media inquiries as of August 8th and as this case progresses, should be directed to Heather Benjamin (contact information is listed above). Further updates will be released as they become available. ### Previously Released on August 4, 2011— The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identification of the victim of the homicide on August 1st, 2011 at 540 29 Road. The victim is 27 year old Luis Alberto Vazquez Oliva who resided at that address. Luis was commonly known as “Alberto” or “Beto”. A photo is attached. Investigators continue to explore all available leads and are asking for anyone who may have known the victim or have other information regarding this crime to call Investigator Burg at (970) 244-3263 or Crime Stoppers at (970) 241-STOP (7867). MCSO PIO for this incident will be Sgt. Matt Lewis and can be reached at 970-986-1174. ### Previously Released on August 3, 2011— On Monday, August 1, 2011, at approximately 0620hrs a deceased male was found at 540 29 Road. The Mesa County Coroner has ruled the death a homicide and investigators continue to follow up on all available leads . The cause of death and identification of the victim have not yet been released.
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-2The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office requests anyone who may have any information regarding this incident call Investigator Burg at (970) 244-3263 or Crime Stoppers at (970) 241-STOP (7867). ### Previously Released on August 1, 2011— Sheriff’s Office Investigators are in the process of investigating a suspicious death of a male subject. On Monday, August 1, 2011, at approximately 0620 hrs a call came in from an individual stating they found a deceased male. This is an active case, more information will be released when updated and available. ###