Brian Pullian Charged with Two Open Counts of Murder
By Officer Tasia Martinez
Albuquerque Police arrested a repeat criminal offender early Thursday morning who has been charged in connection with the killing of Kirsten Landeau,36, and Dillon Cearfoss,20.
Detectives booked Brian Pulliam, 38, on two open counts of murder following an intense manhunt and investigation conducted by the APD homicide, ROP and Gang Units. The relentless search for Pulliam resulted in his apprehension less than 48 hours after the deaths were reported. Detectives tracked Pulliam to a North Valley home where they were assisted by the APD SWAT team in taking Pulliam into custody peacefully.
Pulliam is currently in custody at the Metropolitan Detention Center where he is being held without bond.
“Bringing Mr. Pulliam into custody was a great collaborative effort by the Albuquerque Police Department,” Deputy Chief of Police, Paul Feist said. “The Field Services Bureau, investigative and tactical units worked relentlessly to bring Mr. Pulliam into custody.”
The arrest warrant was issued for Pulliam after Landeau and Cearfoss were found deceased in a home located on Parkview Avenue in Northeast Albuquerque on Tuesday. Albuquerque Police and the Office of the Medical Investigator agreed that the circumstances were suspicious and immediately began investigating the deaths as homicides. Over 30 interviews were conducted and the investigation led detectives directly to Pulliam who has retained legal counsel and declined to speak with police.
This isn’t the first time that Pulliam has been behind bars. His rap sheet includes an array of arrests that range from auto theft to an attempted murder charge in 1997, which resulted in a prison sentence. He is also a self-declared member of the Aryan Nation and documented as a gang member by the APD Gang Unit.
Homicide detectives will conduct search warrants today to gather all evidence in preparation for this criminal case.
The investigation is ongoing.