Los Lunas residents arrested in connection to missing person homicide

Renee Foster and Ronald Foster
Renee Foster (left) and Ronald Foster (right)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – Two suspects were arrested after overnight manhunt regarding homicide of a missing person.

New Mexico State Police announced the arrest of Ronald Shane Foster (43) and Renee Foster (49), both of Los Lunas, after an overnight manhunt. Both were arrested in connection to the homicide of Casimirio Ramirez (30), of Albuquerque.

The State Police Investigations Bureau was initially tipped off to Ramirez’s death in late December of 2015 by a third party. After opening a case based on the available information, agents learned that Ramirez had been killed days after Thanksgiving. Through further investigative efforts, agents were led to two addresses in Los Lunas. On January 26, 2016, agents executed search warrants at those residences which were located on Lamb Court and Orsino Court in Los Lunas.

Both Ronald Foster and Renee Foster were arrested at that time and charged with possession of explosive materials and booked into the Valencia County Jail on a no-bond hold. Related federal charges were also pending.

Information gathered during the execution of the search warrants led agents to the recovery of Ramirez’s body from a shallow grave near the Rio Grande River and State Road 346 on January 27.

The coordinated manhunt between State Police and US Marshals was due to the bail of the two suspects being lowered while they were in jail on the explosives charges, allowing them to bond out of jail before State Police agents could serve them with the arrest warrants.

Ronald Foster is charged with murder in the 1st degree, tampering with evidence, shooting at a motor vehicle, and assault with intent to commit a violent felony.

Renee Foster is charged with tampering with evidence.

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