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Retired Border Patrol agent & husband of El Paso shooting victim found shot dead in La Union

Police activity in La Union as authorities search for possible evidence.

UPDATE: LA UNION, New Mexico -- Authorities said the body of the husband of an El Paso shooting victim was found Thursday in his car in a field in La Union; he had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

57–year old Mark Martinez was a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who retired back in 2015 after a 28-year career with the agency.

Police had been searching for him after his wife, 58–year old Norma Martinez, was found dead of a gunshot wound Wednesday night in the couple's El Paso home at 1001 Metate.

She had been a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Legacy for the past six years; co-workers called her an "outstanding" individual.

Detectives said they were investigating the couple's deaths as a murder-suicide.

ORIGINAL REPORT: LA UNION, New Mexico -- Dona Ana County Sheriff's deputies and El Paso police officers converged on a location in La Union on Thursday that may be tied to a crime.

Sheriff's officials said they dispatched crews to that location at the request of El Paso police and joined officers in a search for possible evidence in a case being investigated by EPPD.

The DACSO said it was unable to provide further details and El Paso police didn't immediately comment on the law enforcement activity.

The area being searched by authorities was adjacent to the Sierra Vista Growers nursery in La Union.

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



    1. Why aren’t you dead then alberto? You cheated on your dog bitch 100 times over. Had mongrels all over the place and you haven’t done yourself in yet. Do it now. Save the rest of us from your ignorant rants.

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