Santa Fe Police: Married couple died by murder-suicide

July 13, 2019 GMT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say the deaths of a married couple found fatally shot in a car between two state government buildings were a murder-suicide.

Police said Friday in a statement that evidence indicated that 34-year-old Jessie Saucedo on Thursday shot himself after shooting 32-year-old Ernestine Saucedo, a state employee and singer who performed Tejano-style music under maiden name of Ernestine Romero.

Records released Friday indicated the couple had a prior history of domestic disputes, and police said they remained legally married but had been living apart for several weeks.


The police statement said police continued to investigate circumstances leading up to the shootings.

Ernestine Saucedo was an executive budget analyst supervisor for the state Public Education Department.