Suspect arrested in death of man found dumped in a ditch
Jun. 13, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in the beating death of a man whose body was found dumped in an Albuquerque ditch in January.
Bernalillo County Sheriff's officials say detectives used DNA evidence from a piece of chewing gum and a blanket to link the suspect to the case.
They say 52-year-old Joseph Gurule was booked into jail Tuesday on suspicion of murder and tampering with evidence.
It was unclear Tuesday night if he had a lawyer yet.
The Albuquerque Journal reports a criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court states that Gurule told detectives he allegedly killed 30-year-old Roman Trujillo during a fight at his apartment.
Trujillo's body was found wrapped in blankets and tarps and dumped in a ditch on Jan. 21.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com