Bodies found in vehicle at Sunport identified; Man wanted in connection to disappearances


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department has identified the four people whose bodies were discovered in a vehicle parked at the Albuquerque Sunport on Friday.

The victims have been identified as:

  • Matthew Miller, 21
  • Jennifer Lannon, 39
  • Jesten Mata, 40
  • Randal Apostalon, 60

This is a joint investigation between APD and the Grants Police Department as Miller, Lannon, and Mata were reported missing out of Grants in January. Officials say APD detectives are currently investigating the death of Apostalon.

“There is a fourth victim, I believe out of Albuquerque, so Albuquerque detectives are also looking into that. At this point, we’re still looking into whether there is any connection with the other three missing people, or there was something by chance and he became connected with it,” said APD Communications Director Gilbert Gallegos.

(courtesy Grants Police Department)

Grants Police are currently looking for 45-year-old Daniel Lemos in connection to the disappearance of Miller, Lannon, and Mata. He has a nationwide felony warrant and is police say he should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Lemos is 5’11” and weighs 190 pounds and also goes by the nicknames “Dog” or “Perro”. Grants Police report Lemos is known to frequent Santa Marina Street in Grants, Milan, San Fidel, and Albuquerque. Police urge the public to contact 911 if he is involved in an in-progress crime. If seen, the public can contact Grants Crime Stoppers at 505-287-8400 or Regional Dispatch at 505-287-4404.

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