Suspect identified in Taos murder

Ivan Dennings Cales Junior
Ivan Dennings Cales Junior

TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – Taos deputies have identified a suspect in the murder of a woman, whose remains were found in December.

Ivan Dennings Cales Junior, 50, is accused of killing 33-year-old Roxanne Houston who was reported missing last summer. Her remains were found Christmas Day by a hiker, in rural Taos County.

Ivan Dennings Cales Junior
Ivan Dennings Cales Junior

Investigators haven’t said how they’ve linked Cales to Houston. They do say Cales walks with a cane and is hunched over due to back problems.

Houston is originally from Colorado Springs but moved to Taos shortly before her murder.

They say she died from a blow to the head.

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