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SANTA FE, NM. (THECOUNT) — Ernestine Saucedo, a New Mexico singer who performs under her maiden name of “Romero,” has been identified as the victim of a Santa Fe shooting Thursday, according to the singer’s officials Facebook page.
Romero, who recently performed at a Las Vegas Fourth of July event, celebrated her birthday 35th on Wednesday.
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Police say Jessie Saucedo was also found dead in an SUV outside the Jerry Apodaca Education Building, reports KOB.
In addition to her thriving music career, Romero also worked for the State Of New Mexico.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham joined fans in mourning for Romero.
“My heart is broken for the family and loved ones of the state employee who was tragically and violently taken from us too soon,” the governor said.
Police would not say if this case is being investigated as a murder-suicide, but they said they do not have any outstanding suspects.
Geo quick facts: Santa Fe, New Mexico’s capital, sits in the Sangre de Cristo foothills. It’s renowned for its Pueblo-style architecture and as a creative arts hotbed. Founded as a Spanish colony in 1610, it has at its heart the traditional Plaza. The surrounding historic district’s crooked streets wind past adobe landmarks including the Palace of the Governors, now home to the New Mexico History Museum – wikipedia.
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