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BILLY THE KID'S BLOODY WORKBENCH

History speaks of the workbench where the Kid’s body was placed after Garrett shot him. Walter Noble Burns in The Saga of Billy the Kid, wrote, “They carried the body across the Maxwell yard into a deserted carpenter shop, full of cobwebs, its floor littered with shavings, and laid it on the old work bench.

The crime scene, Maxwell’s bedroom, is long gone, preventing a crime scene investigation. The bench would be our next best chance to obtain any blood evidence if any evidence survived. The next question, what happened to the workbench where Garrett says the woman laid the Kid’s body?  READ MORE

DRAGGING THE PAST INTO THE FUTURE

For years Cold West has been accumulating evidence, and information on historical events we handle as cold cases. As an example Cold West located all the furniture that was in Pete Maxwell’s room the night of July 14, 1881. Including Pete’s bed Garrett sat on when he said the Kid walked in on him.  READ MORE

MAKING HISTORY

Earliest records indicate the La Posta Compound was originally constructed in the 1840's. Sam Bean and his brother Roy Bean, operated a freight and passenger service line to Pinos Altos from this building in the 1850's. After the Civil War, The La Posta Compound became an important stop on the Butterfield Stagecoach Line. READ MORE

OF THE DEVIL

In Lincoln, Francisco Gomez had just put his coffee on and was going to the outhouse when the erie light appeared in the West. It stopped him in his tracks. The sun was coming up…but in the West? This was evil and had to be of the devil. READ MORE

THE EVIL BEGINNINGS OF THE LINCOLN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

This story, better described as an evil secret, was uncovered during an investigation by the Cold West Detective Agency. READ MORE

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Make it Count

August 14, 2021

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John Tunstall Murder

Law of the Territory

August 11, 2021

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Billy the Kid Escape

He Escaped…Yet Again

August 8, 2021

Lincoln Days are over for this year. There were more guns per square block in Lincoln than anywhere in America and no violence. Wonder if Chicago can say that about their day? Our Sheriff Mike Wood was on hand and he and his Deputies did a good job keeping the peace, as they always do,…

Billy the Kid Pete Maxwell

Land For Sale!

August 1, 2021

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Belle Starr

I’m Just a Detective

June 11, 2021

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FAR WEST

May 1, 2021

After a painful two-day march, the wounded soldiers from the Battle of the Little Big Horn reach the steamboat Far West. The Far West had been leased by the U.S. Army for the duration of the 1876 campaign against the hostile Sioux and Cheyenne Indians of the Northern Plains. Under the command of Captain Grant…

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OF THE DEVIL

July 17, 2018

In Lincoln, Francisco Gomez had just put his coffee on and was going to the outhouse when the erie light appeared in the West. It stopped him in his tracks. The sun was coming up…but in the West? This was evil and had to be of the devil. Francisco Gomez wouldn’t know for two weeks…

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THE MURDER TRIAL OF HENRY FOUNTAIN

July 9, 2018

May 26, 1899, case number 2618, with the Territory of New Mexico versus Oliver Melton Lee (Pic #1) and James Robert Gililland (Pic #2), opened in Hillsboro, New Mexico, in the murder of Henry Fountain. Many believe the trial was fixed because the jury was out less than eight minutes and when they came back…

TRADE WARS, NOTHING NEW

July 5, 2018

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LIVING HISTORY

July 5, 2018

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Cold West Investigations

Letting the evidence speak for itself regarding history's greatest mysteries

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Billy the Kid carved his name into history through his exploits during and after the Lincoln County War.  In a career filled with almost impossible escapes and daring acts in battle, the "Kid" nevertheless found himself of the losing side of the war and in its aftermath was branded the west's most notorious and wanted desperado.  Reportedly killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in 1881, rumors persisted that the Kid survived and new evidence may prove that the Kid lived well into the Atomic age.

Jesse James

Jesse James DNA

Of all of the many criminals and bloodthirsty bandits in American history, none is more ruthless or famous than the outlaw Jesse James.  Accompanied by his brothers, Jesse wreaked havoc in Post-Civil War America as the head of the infamous James Gang and no bank, stagecoach, or paywagon was safe from their guns.  Killed by the "dirty little coward" in 1882, many imposters have attempted to lay claim to Jesse's name and heritage.  Most have been easily disproven, but some remain that require further investigation.

The Fountain Mystery

Col. Fountain mystery

For decades the Wild West's greatest mystery has been who killed Col. Albert Fountain and his young boy and where are their bodies?  A prominent lawyer, politician, and public figure (and the man who defended Billy the Kid during at least one trial) was loved and hated by many.  Since the day he and his son disappeared into the thin air of a New Mexico desert, investigators...including the modern FBI... have scratched their heads seeking answers.  Now, Cold West may break this case wide open and accomplish what histories best investigators could not.

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Cold West picks up where history left off, and that can make some folks mighty uncomfortable.  You see, its been said that "dead men tell no tales", but when Cold West's group of hardened investigators bring their expertise and curiosity to the party, crime scenes come alive and history begins to speak its secrets.

Cold West uses the "posse method", utilizing experts from any and every field required to move the case forward.  We work hand-in-hand with local Sheriffs, police, techs, federal agents, historians, and other experts, using cutting edge modern crime scene investigative methods (CSI) to develop never before seen and court accepted evidence that changes history.