RATON, N.M. (KRQE) - New Mexico State Police are investigating a possible double homicide in northern New Mexico. Two people are dead, their bodies found just outside of Raton.
It's unclear what exactly led to their death, but State Police officials said Saturday the Raton Fire Department was called Friday night just after 11 to a vehicle fire on a Colfax County road south of Raton.
When they arrived, fire department officials found two bodies on the roadway, and called State Police. State Police officials said the victims are a man and woman in their mid 20s to mid 30s, but have not released their identities.
It's unclear whether the bodies were burned, and investigators won't say at this point how they died.
Detectives said Saturday, information led them miles away to another scene in Raton at the Texan Motel, adding, that motel could possibly be the original crime scene.
"We got enough while on scene to lead us to the hotel for a possible investigation there as well that's linked to this other scene where the bodies are right now," said Sergeant Emmanuel Gutierrez, of the New Mexico State Police.
Police aren't saying what they found at the motel. Sergeant Gutierrez said investigators are looking at everything they can as evidence, including the burnt vehicle. "Anytime we have scenes like this, everything that's around a deceased person is evidence so it is going to be taken, it'll be tagged, and it'll be processed and analyzed as well," said Gutierrez.
Investigators said they are talking to a person of interest in the case, but haven't made any arrests.
Gutierrez said once the crime scene is analyzed, the bodies will be sent to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque for an autopsy.
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