During the early morning hours of July 1, 1987, an off duty officer spotted smoke coming from an area north of NM 147 River Bridge, east of the river. A vehicle found at this location was engulfed in flames. The fire department discovered the body of 28 year old Steven Anderson inside the trunk. He was last seen alive at 9:30 pmon June 30, 1987. Steven died of multiple stab wounds.
On June 13, 1986 at approximately 6:28 p.m., 23 year old Charles Montoya was found by first responders inside his vehicle at 2425 Isleta Boulevard SW. He complained of stomach pain, first responders located a stab wound in his lower abdomen. Charles was transported to a local hospital where he laterdied. It is believed that Charles may have gotten into a fight inside a local bar near where he was found.
On November 5, 1989, deputies were dispatched to the Santa Clara Cemetery located at 617 Foothill Dr. SW for a male victim found dead. The body was soon identified as 34 year old John H. Salas. The victim died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head. Evidence suggests this death may have been the result of a robbery.
On May 19, 1995, 31 year old Kurt Alt was found off the side of the road in a ditch near #60 Ramble Wood Road in Tijeras. A witness observed a white truck occupied with at least one male; a second male was observed outside the truck with a firearm. The victim was shot multiple times from a small caliber weapon.