Santa Fe suspicious death ruled a homicide


Police seek help from public

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Police are now calling the death of an elderly man in Santa Fe a homicide.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have seen the victim, Larry Roybal, on Tuesday or Wednesday morning to come forward.

Adding, evidence they have found led them to believe he was murdered.

Police say they found Roybal’s body inside his home Wednesday after his family told investigators they were worried because they hadn’t seen him since Monday.

Detectives had been calling the case suspicious, and today they’re calling it a homicide.

Police say they found large amounts of evidence at the scene that point to someone else having been in Roybal’s home with him.

It appears the suspect may have tried to alter or conceal some of the evidence left on scene, but police will not say what specifically they found.

They aren’t saying if he was burglarized… But they do say his home was ransacked.

Investigators want to put the victim’s picture out to ask anyone that may have information, or may have seen something suspicious to come forward.

At this point detectives say they are waiting on an autopsy to tell exactly how the victim died and are only saying it appears he was killed.

Right now, police say forensic evidence found at the scene is being processed by the state crime lab. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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