16-Year-Old Brian Edmonds Found on the Side of the Road with Fatal Injuries

Brian Edmonds HomicideOn July 29, 2001, at 2:40 a.m., State Police responded to a report of a man lying in the south bound lanes of State Road 68, north of Espanola. The John Doe was taken to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque, with major head trauma, he died later that day. The State Police Criminal Investigations Section began their investigation. The deceased was identified as 16-year-old Brian Edmonds.

Brian Edmonds was last seen at a neighbor’s birthday party, the night before he was found on the highway. According to several witnesses he was suffering from a small laceration on his head prior to his death. He left the party to walk home, which was just a short distance away.

He was found on the highway less than a mile from his residence.

The autopsy could not determine how the injuries were received, either from a vehicle or from a beating, therefore the manner of death remains undetermined.  No suspects have been identified.

If you have any information please contact Sgt. Chris Valdez at (505) 753-5631 or e-mail at Chris.Valdez@state.nm.us.

[Source:  New Mexico Cold Cases]

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