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Boulder County affidavit: Suspects in Flagstaff homicide robbed and shot victim for money and drugs

One suspect claimed shooting was in self-defense

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Jaime Moore (Dona Ana County Detention Center)
Jaime Moore (Dona Ana County Detention Center)

The New Mexico woman found dead off Flagstaff Road was reportedly shot by friends for the money and drugs she had in her car, but the shooter is claiming is he was acting in self defense.

Alexis Baca, 25, was found dead July 24 and four people have since been arrested in connection with her death.

Jaime Alonso Moore, 31, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and aggravated robbery while Cody Lee Hobirk, 43, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder, aggravated robbery and tampering with physical evidence.

Ashley Lynn Provine, 18, and Elizabeth Nicole Griffin, 23, were arrested on suspicion of accessory to first-degree murder, accessory to second-degree murder, accessory to aggravated robbery and tampering with physical evidence.

Hikers found Baca’s body just before 10 a.m. July 24 near the Realization Point trailhead, and deputies noticed drag marks and blood in the parking lot of the trailhead. An autopsy showed a gunshot wound to Baca’s head.

Investigators found one spent 9 mm shell casing near the body and a small bag of methamphetamine on the body.

Cody Hobirk (Dona Ana County Detention Center)
Cody Hobirk (Dona Ana County Detention Center)

According to an unsealed affidavit in the case, Baca was traveling with a man from New Mexico to Montana when the man was pulled over on July 20 in Morgan County and arrested on outstanding warrants.

The man, who has been in custody since that date, told police after Baca’s death that he had left Baca with $20,000 in cash, two handguns, his cellphone and his car and told her to take care of herself until he could get out of custody.

According to the affidavit, investigators were able to track Baca driving the vehicle in Boulder and elsewhere in the state. Investigators also noticed a Ford F-150 would usually be following close behind, including in Boulder the night before Baca’s body was found.

The vehicle was found to belong to Moore, and police in Las Cruces, N.M., detained Moore and his girlfriend Provine for questioning.

Moore told police that Baca reached out to Hobirk and offered him $2,000 to help get her back to New Mexico, and that Hobirk reached out to Moore for help. Moore said he, Provine, Hobirk and Hobirk’s girlfriend Griffin all left for Colorado in his truck on July 23 and met with Baca at a hotel in Fort Morgan.

Moore said Baca was high on drugs and “difficult to handle.” Moore said they followed Baca to Boulder, but said Baca was driving erratically and did not appear to know where she was going.

Ashley Provine (Dona Ana County Detention Center)
Ashley Provine (Dona Ana County Detention Center)

According to the affidavit, Moore said they pulled over in the mountains and that when he went to go talk to Baca, she had a gun in her hand and fired a shot at him. Moore said he carries a 9 mm pistol on him and used it to shoot Baca in self-defense.

Moore said he and Hobirk dumped the body on the trailhead, with Hobirk driving her car. According to the affidavit, Moore said they found $6,000 in cash, 5,000 pills, two guns and two laptops in the car, and took the cash, pills and laptops.

Moore said they then dumped Baca’s car in Breckenridge and that he and the other three then cleaned his truck. Moore also told police Hobirk mentioned robbing Baca at one point.

Elizabeth Griffin (Dona Ana Detention Center)
Elizabeth Griffin (Dona Ana Detention Center)

But according to the affidavit, Provine told investigators it was Moore and Hobirk who led Baca into the mountains. Provine said when they parked, Moore told her to take a long walk, and when she returned Baca was gone.

Provine said she had never met Baca before the trip, but that she knew of Baca as being a drug dealer in New Mexico who knew Hobirk and Moore.

At the time the affidavit was written, police had not spoken to Hobirk or Griffin.

All four suspects remain in custody at the Dona Ana Detention Center as they await extradition to Boulder County.

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