Loaded semi-automatic handgun found in package of frozen meat

DEC 08 -

In a Roswell, New Mexico grocery store, a loaded semi-automatic Rock Island Armory .38 Super and seven rounds of ammunition were found in a packed case of frozen ribs. A grocery store employee made the strange discovery and the gun and ammo were then brought to the Roswell Police Department. Unfortunately, the gun was cleaned before it was handed over so police were not able to uncover any forensic evidence. The mysterious package from the Swift Packing Plant in Greeley, Colorado was dated June 8, 2011, so police are looking into crimes that occurred during that time and if the gun might have been involved. It was never reported stolen and officers are conducing a federal firearms trace, which will use the serial number to track where the gun was last sold or documented. The trace is a process that could take weeks.

Posted on: 2012-12-08 08:59