State police investigating two deaths in Tucumcari

Freedom New Mexico

New Mexico State Police are investigating the deaths of two men at a Tucumcari motel, where officers suspect foul play.

“At this time we consider the two deaths to be suspicious,” said State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock.

Glascock said the bodies were found Thursday in a hotel room at the Tucumcari Inn located in the 1700 block of East Route 66.

Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel said his department responded initially but the investigation has been turned over to state police.

“The bodies were discovered by a family member looking through the window around noon,” Braziel said.

Glascock said a positive identification of the two men is pending.