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4 homicides in Northern New Mexico related to Mexican drug cartel

Rio Arriba County police

Northern NM homicides drug cartel related

12/27/2012

As if four homicides within weeks of each other wasn’t already enough, the Rio Arriba County Sheriff says there is no doubt the execution style killings are Mexican drug cartel related.

Earlier this month two bodies were found inside a travel trailer in Hernandez.

The victims were identified as Gino Valdez and Matthew Maestas. Both were killed in an execution style – each with five gunshot wounds hit point blank in the head.

A similar scene was discovered less than two weeks later. Two burned bodies were found in a torched mobile [...]