Police: Tucumcari deaths double homicide

The deaths of two Tucumcari men whose bodies were discovered Thursday in a hotel room has been classified as a double homicide.

Bobby Gonzales, 57, and Gabriel Baca 37, were found dead in a room at the Tucumcari Inn, 1700 E. Route 66 Blvd.

State police aren’t prepared to release details of the case, according to Lt. Eric Garcia, who declined to address the manner of death or who found the bodies.

He also declined to say if police have identified any suspects.

Garcia said investigators are working with medical investigators to determine how long the men had been dead before they were discovered.

He also said the two are considered Tucumcari residents, but was unclear on whether or not they resided at the hotel.

Tucumcari police said they responded to the scene around noon after a family member of the victims saw them through the room window.

The case was turned over to state police, who arrived in the evening, according to a Friday press release.

Police have asked anyone with information to contact state police at (575) 461-3300.