Shooting of Aztec couple likely a murder-suicide

KRQE News 13 Breaking News, Albuquerque NM

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) – Authorities say the deaths of a couple whose bodies were found outside their Aztec home appear to be part of a murder-suicide.

The Daily Times reports that the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office says 24-year-old Erika Brown and a second victim, a man in his 50s, were found Monday afternoon with gunshot wounds.

Lt. Det. Cory Tanner says a county employee who happened to be driving by the home spotted the bodies.

Tanner says residents reported hearing gunshots around that time and a gun was recovered from the scene.

Investigators are trying to determine a motive.

They are not identifying the male victim, pending notification of next of kin. 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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