Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Elderly Pair's Trip Ends With Deaths.(Final)

Byline: Chris Ramirez Journal Staff Writer

Bodies Discovered Near Stuck Van

An elderly Albuquerque couple's apparent day trip ended in tragedy after their minivan got stuck in a remote corner of Socorro County.

Eden Raney, 86, and his wife, Myrta Raney, 76, had been missing since last week. They left their Northeast Heights home without taking luggage or even toothbrushes, Albuquerque police Sgt. Beth Paiz said.

A passer-by found the bodies in a wooded area near Magdalena on Sunday night.

Paiz said police believe the couple's faded blue minivan became stuck in a patch of mud or sand. Eden Raney's body was found about 500 feet from the vehicle. …

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