Bodies Of Two Albuquerque Missing Teens Found West Of Rio Rancho


Tuesday, January 1st 2019, 1:49 pm
By: News 9


The bodies of two missing Albuquerque teens have been found.

The Sandoval County Sheriff's Office confirmed the boys were found in a remote area west of Rio Rancho.

"Late last week we got information that some clothes were out on the West Mesa, west of Rio Rancho," says Lt. Keith Elder.

Two weeks ago, 15-year old Collin Romero and 14-year old Ahmed Lateef, went missing.

Collin's mom, Amanda Kimbrel, told KRQE News 13 she last saw her son and Ahmed in a Snapchatvideo being beaten out on the mesa.

"I just want to know that he didn't suffer, and if he is out here, that it was quick," she said.

Just this weekend, the Sandoval County Sheriff's deputies found two bodies in a shallow grave west of Rio Rancho.

"State Police and the sheriff's office met at the location where the clothes were found and uncovered the bodies of Collin and Ahmed," says Lt. Elder.

Lt. Elder with the Sandoval County Sheriff's Office is unsure how long the bodies have been out there.

He would not reveal the location, saying it could compromise the investigation.

"The way things appear right now, it is a very violent scene. We're looking and waiting for OMI to determine cause and manner of death," says Lt. Elder.

Elder says they do not have any suspects at the moment.

"We want to move forward with this investigation and bring to justice those that perpetrated the crimes," says Lt. Elder. "Our hearts go out to the family members that have lost their loved ones. We hope that they can begin to have some closure," Elder continued.

There's a lot of chatter on social media about the man who is beating the teens in those videos.

Albuquerque Police, who are also investigating the crime, won't say if he's a suspect.

SCSO says they are also working with Snapchat to see if they can get a copy of the video, to get a better idea of where the crime took place.

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