Shooting of Aztec couple likely a murder-suicide

Updated: 08/05/2014 8:25 AM | Created: 08/05/2014 8:04 AM
By: The Associated Press

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say the deaths of a couple whose bodies were found outside their Aztec home appear to be part of a murder-suicide.

The Daily Times reports that the San Juan County Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Erika Brown and a second victim, a man in his 50s, were found Monday afternoon with gunshot wounds.

Lt. Det. Cory Tanner says a county employee who happened to be driving by the home spotted the bodies.

Tanner says residents reported hearing gunshots around that time and a gun was recovered from the scene.

Investigators are trying to determine a motive.

They are not identifying the male victim, pending notification of next of kin.

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