RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Rio Rancho Police say Tuesday night they were called to a house on Mirador Loop referencing a deceased female.

The woman was identified as 45-year-old Carmen Kester, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Officers were able to identify a person of interest, Brayden Baldree, a fifteen-year-old nephew of Kester. Police say Baldree left the scene after stealing Kester’s SUV.


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Officers were able to quickly locate the vehicle on the road. After a chase that involved New Mexico State Police and Town of Bernalillo Police Department, Baldree was taken into custody. He is being held at the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center. Baldree is being charged with murder, tampering with evidence, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, aggravated fleeing and reckless driving.