Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Footprints Found Near Old Trading Post.

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

Officials Say Arson Likely

Authorities found two sets of footprints Monday leading in and out of the old Santo Domingo Trading Post and said the blaze that destroyed the historic building Sunday was likely arson.

No one was in the building at the time.

Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer Dean Owen said Monday the two sets of footprints start in the dirt about 500 feet from the trading post and lead to the rear of the trading post.

The footprints enter and exit the building and disappear at Tribal Road 88.

The footprints exiting the building have longer strides than the ones entering and indicate the persons who left them were running, he said.

Owen said authorities would photograph and cast the footprints for evidence. …

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