Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Police Find Body In City Landfill.(New Mexico & The West)

Byline: Journal Staff Reports


The body of a woman sought by police investigating an apparent double-homicide case was believed to have been found in an Albuquerque dump on Saturday.

Detectives working the case also arrested a second man Friday and obtained an arrest warrant for a third, according to Albuquerque police Lt. Larry Sonntag.

The woman's identity had not been confirmed Saturday, but she is believed to be 26-year-old Joy Stahnke, the girlfriend of John Sacotte, whose body was found in the trunk of Stahnke's car last week. Police had been looking for the woman at the Cerro Colorado Landfill after being told by one of the suspects that her body was thrown in a Dumpster. …

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