Second suspect tied to murder of New Mexico man

ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) – Deputies have arrested a second person in connection to the murder of an atresia man. Danny Mendes, 49, was found dead on Haystack Road, south of Artesia last Sunday.

Authorities arrested Michael Jimenez for the murder last week. But detectives say they’ve discovered a second person was involved. She’s been identified as 21-year-old Shabriel Lopez.

Lopez was arrested Sunday night by the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office.

She’s been charged with tampering with evidence.

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