Taskforce for the homeless names leader


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A task force being developed after the murders of two homeless Native Americans in Albuquerque now has a leader.

The bodies of Allison Gorman and Kee Thompson, both Navajo Men, were found in a vacant lot near 60th and Central in July. Police say three teenagers used sticks, cinder blocks and a metal fence pole to kill them as they slept.

Mayor R.J. Berry has been meeting with leaders of the Navajo Nation to create a task force to help homeless Native Americans.

Thursday he announced Sherrick Roanhorse as the chairman. The task force will identify current resources and services within the city, the Navajo Nation and pueblos and try to connect the homeless to those services.

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