Deputies release photos of where missing teens’ bodies were found

There’s been a ton of speculation online as to who’s responsible for the deaths of two teens who were missing for weeks. 

Friday, investigators released pictures of where the bodies of 15-year-old Collin Romero and 14-year-old Ahmed Lateef were buried, and asked the public for help. 

Sandoval County deputies released one picture of the shallow grave where the bodies were found in Rio Rancho near 60th Street and 29th Avenue.  The other is an aerial view of the area where they were found. 

The teens were last seen on Dec. 16 in Albuquerque’s Northeast Heights. Albuquerque Police were initially handling the missing persons case when Snapchat videos emerged of the teens being badly beaten.

Then on Saturday, someone found clothing on the mesa west of Rio Rancho. Deputies later found that grave and the bodies. Investigators have said all along they’ve been putting a lot of resources into solving this crime.

So far, no suspects have been named.

Although the teens were last seen on Dec. 16, the sheriff’s office is asking anyone who might have seen a suspicious person or vehicle in the area on Dec. 29, to contact them. Deputies won’t say why they’re focusing in on that later date.

KRQE News 13 did also speak with the Albuquerque Police Department on Friday. APD says it has issued two warrants for Snapchat, to get those videos that were circulating to see if they help provide any more clues.

The day the boys disappeared, Romero was staying at a friend’s house. That friend told his mom that Collin Romero left to sell marijuana to somebody and never came back. 

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