ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department reports that it is investigating two separate deaths on Friday, one of them deemed a homicide. One took place in the southeast part of the city while the other took place in the northeast region.
According to police, officers responded to the Courtyard by Marriott Albuquerque Airport on Yale around 9 a.m. where a woman was reported to be deceased. APD reports the death was deemed to be suspicious and homicide detectives were called in to investigate. Early reports said this death was the result of a stabbing. Officials with the APD homicide unit have clarified that there was no indication a stabbing took place. The identity of the victim is unknown at this time.
Police say they were called to a separate incident Friday afternoon at the Wyndham Albuquerque East at 25 Hotel Circle NE north of I-40 and Eubank. Authorities state that one individual, identified by police on Monday as Jessica Benavidez, was discovered wounded in front of the hotel and was transported to the hospital where she died from her wounds. Detectives arrested Trey Bausby and charged him with an open count of murder and tampering with evidence.