ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A UNM star running back has been charged in the violent gang rape of a UNM student.
Now, one of the team’s defensive starters is being investigated.
The UNM Police Department hasn’t officially named SaQwan Edwards as the third suspect, but a search warrant affadavit obtained by News 13 shows police have a good reason to believe it’s him.
UNM obtained the search warrant on Friday to collect DNA samples from Edwards.
Lobo football coach Bob Davie said he couldn’t comment on any specifics.
“We are continuing to monitor the situation and cooperate fully,” he said in a statement to News 13. “We encourage anyone with information to call the UNM Police Hotline.”
According to the affadavit for the search warrant, UNM PD received four anonymous tips through their website last week – saying Edwards was involved.
Also according to the affadavit, UNM PD put together a photo lineup and the woman picked out his picture–saying he was the first of the three men who raped her.
By Friday, UNM Police took two swabs of DNA from his mouth to see if his DNA matches evidence collected from the victim.
Ruff and Gongbay have already been arrested and charged.
Running back Gongbay is suspended indefinitely from the team. He bonded out of jail after his arrest last week.
Edwards has not been suspended from the team and has not been charged with anything yet.
We reached out to Edwards and UNM PD but did not hear back.