EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – An NMSU student was found dead after an apparent murder-suicide took place in an off-campus apartment on the 1400 block of Alamo on Wednesday, Sep. 21.
UPDATE: The two deceased individuals who were discovered on Wednesday have been positively identified to be Emilia Rueda, 20, and Carlos Esparza, 19. According to the NMSP Investigations Bureau, it appears that this incident is a murder-suicide. A definitive determination will be made by the Bureau will be made once all facts are collected and analyzed.
According to social media posts, Emilia was a 2020 graduate of El Paso High School and was attending NMSU. Her family has posted a GoFundMe for financial assistance following her death.
NMSU has released a statement regarding the offer of support services for students who are in need of support at this time.
On the 1400 block of Alamo Dr., a man and woman were found deceased inside a residence. The identities of these two individuals are unknown as well as the cause of death. New Mexico State Police has currently taken over the investigation.
This story will be updated as we receive new information.