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APD Homicide Investigation Updates

APD Homicide Investigation Updates

Monday, Aug. 30, 2021

ALBUQUERQUE - The Albuquerque Police Department released the following updates to homicide investigations:


There were two homicide investigations initiated in the last 7 days. The victims from both homicides have been identified.


Date of homicide:     8/27/2021

Location:                    443 Texas St. N.E.

Victim:                        Samuel James Adviento (2/7/1968)


Date of homicide:     8/28/2021

Location:                    500 Tennessee St. N.E.

Victim:                        Gabriel Garcia (Zimmerman) (9/2/2004)


In addition, one case has changed in status from a homicide investigation to a drug overdose. Detectives received autopsy results from the incident on July 16, 2021 at 1604 Hiawatha Dr. N.E. OMI determined the decedent died from a heart attack caused by a drug overdose.


With this change, APD has or is currently investigating 79 homicide cases involving 83 homicide victims. An updated list is on APD’s web site.


APD has advocates for victims of violent crimes, including domestic violence and sex crimes. Victims, including family of homicide victims, can call 505-924-6028 to reach one of the advocates. Victim advocates can also be reached by email: [email protected].