ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police are investigating the death of two individuals who were discovered in a burning vehicle on Albuquerque’s west side on Monday.
Officers were called out to the 4800 block of Rincon Road near Central and Atrisco. The Albuquerque Police Department reports that officers were initially dispatched to an aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and a home invasion at two separate locations on Herrera Rd.
Police say that during a home invasion, a Dodge Avenger with a New Mexico license plate reading GMB596 was stolen. As the incidents were being investigated, additional officers assisted Albuquerque Fire Rescue with a car fire located on Rincon which was one street south.
After the fire was extinguished, two deceased individuals were discovered inside the vehicle. Investigators have not identified the victims but they believe someone fled the scene around the time the fire started.
“We do know of an individual who fled northbound from this scene right before the fire started; so we’re asking the public to look out for this individual,” Gilbert Gallegos with the Albuquerque Police Department.
That person is described as a bald, Hispanic male with neck tattoos. Police are also searching for the dark gray Dodge Avenger with license plate number GMB596. Police say if you know anything call 505-242-COPS.