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Police find Jeep used in slaying of officers’ mom

Surveillance photos of the Jeep used in Vigil’s slaying (APD)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Detectives found a Jeep they believe was used in the fatal shooting of a mother of two State Police officers on the West Side last week.

Gilbert Gallegos, an Albuquerque police spokesman, said the Jeep was found in Albuquerque Wednesday two days after police released a picture of the vehicle to the public.

“Tips from the public helped detectives locate and recover the jeep,” he said. “The jeep is being processed for potential evidence and leads.”

Police had been searching for the Jeep since two men were allegedly seen fleeing in it from the slaying of Jacqueline Vigil, 55, outside her home on the morning of Nov. 19.

A little after 5 a.m., officers were called to the 2100 block of Corte de Loma NW, near Unser and Ladera, for a shooting. When police arrived at the cul-de-sac, they found Vigil dead in her car, at least one of the windows shattered.

Police believe the homicide came as a result of an attempted robbery or carjacking.

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