Suspects sought in murder of Albuquerque man

Antavio Cox
Antavio Cox

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Police are searching for two men in the murder of a 57-year-old man that happened earlier this month.

The Albuquerque Police Department is searching for Duane Yazzie who is also known as “Paco” and Antavio Cox who is also known as “Stretch”.

Police say arrest warrants have been issued for both men and they are considered violent offenders.

It happened May 14th when David Gonzales was found dead in an Albuquerque apartment. Investigators revealed that Gonzales used $20 worth of heroin that Yazzie and Cox paid for and refused to pay them for the heroin. Yazzie and Cox then tied up and beat Gonzales who later died as a result from his injuries. The two men then stole Gonzales’ vehicle and left the scene. APD located the stolen vehicle Thursday.

Investigators are also trying to locate a person of interest who may go by Liz. She is described as very tall and may be Native American.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Yazzie, Cox or Liz, you are asked to contact police immediately. 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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