5 found shot to death in New Mexico home
Mexico man is accused of fatally shooting his wife and four daughters in their family home and then fleeing in his car.
Roswell: A New Mexico man is accused of fatally shooting his wife and four daughters in their family home and then fleeing in his car, authorities said.
Juan David Villegas-Hernandez remained at large a day after the five victims were found dead, Roswell police said.
A relative who went to check on the family late Saturday discovered the bodies, police spokesman Todd Wildermuth said yesterday.
Officers responded and found all five had suffered gunshot wounds.
A medical examiner will conduct autopsies to confirm the victims' identities and cause of death. But police believe they are Villegas-Hernandez's wife and the couple's children, Wildermuth said.
Investigators say the suspect and his 34-year-old wife share four daughters ages 14, 11, 7 and 3.
The shooting likely occurred earlier in the day, Wildermuth said.
Villegas-Hernandez may be driving a red, four-door Ford pickup with New Mexico license plate KJS479.