LAS CRUCES, N.M. — New Mexico State Police say two suspects have been arrested in connection with a homicide case.
They say 24-year-old Adrian Banda and 18-year-old Damika Childs both are being held on suspicion of an open count of murder and other charges.
It’s unclear if either Las Cruces resident has a lawyer yet.
State Police Investigation Bureau agents responded to the Dona Ana Mountains on Thursday about a reported aggravated battery and a vehicle fire.
They say the body of a man was found burned in the trunk of the car.
The body has since been identified as that of 20-year-old Johnny Ramirez of Las Cruces.
Police say a woman suffered received a stab wound to her neck, but escaped the vehicle fire.
She remains in stable condition at a Texas hospital.