Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Victim's Possessions Not Found in Search.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Report

Police To Test Hair Samples

Police did not find any belongings of slain Rio Rancho stewardess Stephane Murphey during a Wednesday search of a dead suspect's apartment, police said.

But during the search officers from the Rio Rancho Department of Public Safety took a brush with hair samples possibly belonging to murder suspect Gregg Middaugh, 39, of Wisconsin NE in Albuquerque, the report says.

Rio Rancho police spokesman Sgt. John Francis said Thursday the hair samples could either eliminate or implicate Middaugh in Murphey's death through lab tests, but he would not elaborate.

The hair samples will be taken to a crime lab for examination, Francis said. …

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