Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Police: 3rd Man May Be Linked to Slaying.

Byline: Daniel J. Chacon Journal Staff Writer

Search To Gather Possible Evidence

Police have obtained a search warrant to determine whether a third man was involved in last year's bludgeoning death of a drug courier whose body was found crammed in the trunk of a car.

Darryl Miller, 34, reportedly told a cousin last year that he obtained a gold chain with a gold crucifix "from some guy stuffed in the back of a trunk," court documents state.

Miller allegedly made that statement about the same time as the April 14 discovery of the body of 20-year-old Aurelio Rodriguez Zepeda of Mexico in the trunk of a Chevrolet Beretta. The car had been abandoned in an arroyo off North El Rancho Road in Santa Fe. …

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