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FBI names Taos Pueblo homicide victims, offers reward

SANTA FE – The FBI has finally released the names of two men whose bodies were found on Taos Pueblo more than three months ago and is now offering a reward in the case, which the FBI describes as a homicide investigation.

A Thursday news release identifies the homicide victims as Antonio “Tony” Romero, 82, and his son Buck Romero, 51, both members of Taos Pueblo. The bodies were found inside Buck Romero’s residence on June 1.

The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the homicides, the release says.

While the Romeros previously had been cited on social media as the two men killed, the FBI had not identified them or provided any other details of the case.

Other than the names and confirming Buck Romero’s home was where the bodies were found, Thursday’s FBI statement added no additional information. “The cause of death is not being released at this time,” it said.

The Taos Pueblo Department of Public Safety is assisting with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at (505) 889-1300 or use the online form at tips.fbi.gov.

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