Donations save scholarship in honor of teens killed during Chimayo pilgrimage

CHIMAYO, N.M. (KRQE) – The family of two murdered New Mexico teens have raised enough money for their memorial scholarship, and then some.

Ricky Martinez, 17, and Karen Castenon, 17, were killed while on the pilgrimage to Santuario de Chimayo back in 2000.

On Monday, Martinez’s father told KRQE News 13 he had to quickly raise $2,000 to keep it going. So, he set up a GoFundMe account.

At last check, it surpassed its $1,900 goal by more than $1,000. 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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