Authorities search for suspect vehicle in connection to Albuquerque homicide

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Police need your help finding a vehicle last seen leaving the neighborhood where a woman was shot and killed, in what they are calling a robbery gone wrong.

Police have released photos of what they believe is the Jeep involved in the murder of Jacqueline Vigil last week.

Investigators say the 55-year old was on her way to the gym early Tuesday morning, when she was shot and killed in her car in front of her home, near Unser and Ladera, in what police believe was a robbery attempt.

Vigil was the mother of two New Mexico State Police officers.

Police say they are looking for a 2000-2005 light brown or gold Jeep, possibly a Cherokee or Ladero, with a replacement panel on its front passenger side.

Vigirl’s friends and family held a candlelight vigil Saturday night at Mariposa Basin Park. Her son, State Police Officer Kevin Dieguez, told KRQE News 13 he had a message for the people responsible for his mother’s death.

“We’re going to find you guys. It might not be today or tomorrow, but we will, and there will be justice for my mom,” Dieguez said.

Dieguez and his brother, State Police Officer Raul Vigil, also called on lawmakers to do something about Albuquerque’s growing crime problem.

KRQE News 13 reached out to police to see when and where these photos of the Jeep were taken but did not hear back.

If you have seen this Jeep, call Crime Stoppers immediately at 505-843-STOP or to submit anonymous tips through P3tips.com . Anyone with information on this case that leads to an arrest can be eligible for up to $1000 reward.

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