Couple found dead in pickup truck

Police Scene (MGN Stock Image)
Police Scene (MGN Stock Image)

CASAMERO LAKE, NM (KRQE) – The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are investigating the death of a man and a woman near Casamero Lake, N.M.

Both adults had gunshot wounds, but the official cause of death is pending an autopsy.

The bodies were found in the front of a pickup truck shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday.

Witnesses said they observed the couple arguing in the vicinity of Sky City Casino Hotel and later in the vehicle in the area of Prewitt, N.M., shortly before a shot was heard.

The male then drove the truck to his residence approximately 10 miles away, according to witnesses and was later found dead in the vehicle with the woman.

Although murder-suicide is a possibility, nothing is being ruled out until the investigation is completed.

A handgun was found in the vehicle and no identities are being released at this time. 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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