VCSO investigating homicide of 11-year-old boy


LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – Valencia County Sheriff’s deputies are currently investigating a violent homicide in Los Lunas. According to Lieutenant Joseph Rowland with VCSO, the homicide is involving an 11-year-old boy in Monterey Park.

Lt. Rowland said they received multiple 911 calls just after 3 p.m. Saturday about a disturbance. Deputies found the body of the boy in the front yard of a property in a neighborhood off of Carmel, near Brazaro Boulevard.

“The child was located in the front yard of this home,” said Lt. Joseph Rowland. “This was not the child’s residence. There are outstanding suspects, we don’t have anyone currently in custody.”

VCSO are the lead investigators of the case and are getting help from state police. It’s unclear who might’ve been involved, how the boy died, or what led up to this violent homicide. However, Lt. Rowland did say crime is an ongoing issue in this area.

“The El Cerro Mission and Monterey Park district of Los Lunas which fall within the Valencia County the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction, tends to see a higher crime rate than some other areas,” said Lt. Rowland.

Detectives are currently interviewing several witnesses and working with the family too. Officials say as of 9 a.m. Sunday morning, detectives are still processing the scene. VCSO is currently working toward obtaining arrest warrants. If you have any information on the case you’re urged to contact VCSO.

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