An active homicide investigation is underway after the body of a deceased woman was found in Tijeras July 4. That’s according to a press release issued July 20 by the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.
The woman has been identified as 31-year-old Laura Lopez. Her body was found near Carlito Springs Road and old Route 66.
The BCSO Homicide Unit is asking anyone with information to contact Detective Cordova at 505-967-6009 or 505-263-5617.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at news.ind.editor@gmail.com.