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The people in the following pages are victims of unsolved homicide and missing person cases in Bernalillo County.

These cases are unresolved and assigned to the investigators at the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department

Cold Case Unit. We are asking for assistance from the public in developing new leads to help solve these crimes.

You can read about these cases and contact investigators via email through this site.

  The Cold Case Unit is available at (505) 468-7454 / (505) 468-7225.

You can also provide tips by calling Crime Stoppers (505) 843-STOP (7867)

Criminal Investigations Division

On August 24, 1987, a body was found buried in a make shift grave at the Los Padillas Cemetery. The victim was later identified as 39 year old Raymond Sanchez, who died of multiple gunshot wounds. 

On March 11. 2009, the body of 25 year old Don Gallegos was discovered submerged in an irrigation ditch in the 6800 block of Lagunitas SW in Albuquerque. Medical Investigators determined Don died of multiple gunshot wounds.

DANIEL CLEMENTE PADILLA   Case Number  86-88881

RAYMOND SANCHEZ   Case Number  87-10199

DON G. GALLEGOS   Case Number  09-613632

ROCKY VENEGAS   Case  Number  97-560547

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MARCUS LUJAN   Case Number  94-553969

On December 2, 1994 at approximately 9:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a shooting in the 2400 block of Rio Bravo Boulevard SW.  Deputies found 17 year old Marcus Lujan shot and killed by suspects who fled in a small white vehicle. 

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August 8, 1986, 35 year old Daniel Clemente Padilla was found dead inside a storage shed located at his residence on Isleta Boulevard SW. The victim’s body showed evidence of multiple gunshot wounds, which caused his death.

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August 31, 1997, deputies were dispatched to 2204 Mayflower Road SW for a possible shooting at a party.  An 18 year old male identified as Rocky Venegas was found unresponsive.  He was transported to a local hospital where he died from a gunshot wound.

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