The Albuquerque Police Department released the name of the victim of 2019’s last homicide as 26-year-old Emilio Salcido. Salcido was found dead on Oriente Street off Tramway early Monday morning.
Police say the April 22 death of Jose Hernandez, a mail carrier who tried to stop a fight between a mother and son, is a federal investigation and as such does not count in the city’s official numbers for 2019.
The city has two other deaths under investigation that could factor into the final numbers. The homicide count for 2019 is believed to be the highest in Albuquerque’s history.