State police identify one of two bodies found in burned car

Posted: March 5, 2011 in Uncategorized
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State police have identified one of the two bodies found in a burnt 2000 Honda Accord near Española on Feb. 28. (Luis Sanchez Saturno/The New Mexican)

New Mexico State Police on Friday released the identity of one of the two bodies found Monday morning inside a burned car north of Española.

Joey Maestas, 25, of Hernandez was one of the two people who police say was killed before someone set fire to a 2000 Honda Accord at a roadside rest area on U.S. 285 between Española and Ojo Caliente, Lt. Eric Garcia said.

Police have classified the case as a double homicide and say both people were dead before the vehicle was ignited.

The second person, a female, found in the car around 4 a.m. Monday, has not yet been identified.

State police executed a search warrant at a man’s home in the Española area earlier this week but that warrant has been sealed and no charges have been filed in the case.

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  1. […] Friday, New Mexico State Police Lt. Eric Garcia confirmed the other body in the vehicle was that of 25-year-old Joey Maestas of […]

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