EL CERRO MISSION — The death of an El Cerro Mission woman is being investigated as a homicide by the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office.
About 7:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 4, deputies were dispatched to a home in El Cerro Mission, where Rebecca Baldonado, 37, was found dead.
A warrant for an open count of murder has been issued for Gilbert Duran, 43, of Los Lunas, in connection to the death. Duran is considered armed and dangerous.
The the death is still under investigation, and VCSO detectives are working with the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator to identify the cause of Baldonado’s death.
If anyone knows of Duran’s whereabouts or has information about this case, call your local law enforcement agency or VCSO Det. Bert Lopez at 866-3314.
Julia M. Dendinger began working at the VCNB in 2006. She covers Valencia County government, Belen Consolidated Schools and the village of Bosque Farms. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists Rio Grande chapter’s board of directors.