Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Family Says Victim Was Not a Drug User.(Obituary)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

State Police Probing Alcalde Incident

State Police are investigating the fatal heroin overdose of a 22-year-old man last year because his family says he was not a drug addict.

Vidal Romero of Sombrillo died from a heroin overdose Aug. 23 at a house in Alcalde north of Espanola.

"The family was adamant that he was not a drug user," State Police Capt. Quintin McShan said Wednesday. "We owe it to the families to give it a good investigation, even though in the end of it they may not accept the final result."

McShan said his office has never proven a fatal drug overdose was actually a homicide with the injection given by someone seeking to harm the victim. …

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