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Sheriff: New Mexico man kills son, 3, then himself

January 19, 2019

TESUQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a New Mexico man fatally shot his 3-year-old son at his home north of Santa Fe before killing himself.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office says deputies found the bodies of Ryan T. Propes and his son at his home outside Tesuque on Thursday. The small community is about 6 miles (or more than 9 kilometers) north of Santa Fe.

The deputies had been performing a welfare check on Propes’ home because they said someone had reported receiving a suicidal email from him.

The sheriff’s office says a family pet also was found dead at the home.

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