While processing surveillance footage that New Mexico State Police says captured the murder of three people at a residence near Dixon last week, investigators say they found a new clip that shows the father and brother of one victim looting the home after the killings.
While processing surveillance footage that New Mexico State Police says captured the murder of three people at a residence near Dixon last week, investigators say they found a new clip that shows the father and brother of one victim looting the home and bodies after the killings.
According to state police, the footage was recorded just before one of the men reported finding the bodies of April Browne, 42, Kierin Guillemin, 27, and Abraham Martinez, 36, inside the home in Cañoncito, a small neighborhood two miles east of Dixon.
The video shows Martinez's father, Robert Martinez, 70, of Dixon and brother, Ezekiel Martinez, 29, of Santa Fe, entering the bedroom where the victims were found and looting their bodies, according to police.
"The video shows them going through a purse, wallet, and drawers and stealing items from within the residence," a state police press release states. "They also steal items off the deceased bodies."
On Tuesday (June 5), state police identified Ezekiel Martinez as the individual who reported the killings after the alleged theft.
The incident is currently being treated as a separate crime.
"State police currently has(sic) no reason to believe that either of the men had involvement in the murders," the press release states.
The father and son have been charged with burglary, larceny and tampering with evidence. Robert Martinez was released from custody this week due to medical issues. Ezekiel Martinez, however, remains incarcerated at the Río Arriba County Adult Detention Center.
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