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.