Nearly a week later, no suspects arrested in mysterious homicide

Brittany Costello
December 09, 2017 06:44 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Bernalillo County deputies are looking into a suspicious death, and they need the public's help.


Deputies identified the victim as 46-year-old Johnny Armijo. They say they found Armijo's body in his yard on Grace Vigil in southwest Albuquerque on the afternoon of Dec. 3.

“We lost a dear husband, father, brother, son-in-law and friend,” said Leonard Apodaca, a family member of Armijo's.

BCSO says the victim had multiple injuries. Nearly a week later, no suspects have been taken into custody.

“He was willing to give anything to anybody, but those people that knew him knew what type of person he was. To be able to lose such a man, it’s hard to fill them shoes,” Apodaca said.

Family members announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.

“Johnny was looking forward to walking his daughter – my future daughter-in-law – down the aisle,” Apodaca said. “It's heartbreaking to all of us.”

While they solicit help from the public, BCSO says that suspect is still on Albuquerque streets.

“We don’t know if it’s random or if it’s somebody that knew Mr. Armijo,” said John Allen, homicide sergeant for the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office. “That’s what we're looking into.”

If you have any information, contact BCSO investigators at (505) 379-3742 or Metro Crime Stoppers at (505) 843-STOP.


Brittany Costello

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