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Fingerprint evidence links felony suspect to massage spa murder

Albuquerque police say Raphael Marquez is linked to the Canna Spa Massage murder through fingerprint evidence.



ANNOUNCER: YOU’RE WATCHING KOAT ACTION 7 ANNOUNCER:. SHELLY: TONIGHT ALBUQUERQUE POLICE SAYING THEY NOW KNOW WHO COMMITTED THE MURDER AT CANA SPA LAST MONTH THAT LEFT A SPA EMPLOYEE DEAD. DOUG: AS ACTION 7 JOURNALIST JOHN CARDINALE DISCOVERED, THE SUSPECT HAS A LONG CRIMINAL HISTORY. REPORT: ER SHELLY AND DOUG, ALBUQUERQUE POLICE SAYS SPA FINGERPRINTS LEAD THEM TO RAPHAEL MARQUEZ. YOU CAN REMEMBER HIM AS THE MAN SAID POLICE WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VIOLENT CRIME LATE LAST LAST MONTH. APD ANNOUNCES TUESDAY RAPHAEL MARQUEZ IS THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CANA SPA KILLING ON FEBRUARY 15. MAREZQU JUST LATE YESTERDAY OR EARLY TODAY. REPORTER: POLICE SAID HE WENT THERE AND KILLED AN ASIAN WOMAN WHO IS NOT YET IDENTIFIED. MEMBERS OF THE ASIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY SAY PLEASED THAT THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED. >> IT WAS SOMEBODY’S EMPLOYEE. HE WAS SOMEBODY’S FRIEND. SHE WAS SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER AND MOTHER. WE ARE INCREDIBLY SHATTERED BY THIS MURDER. EVEN IF TODAY WE DO JUSTICE, THANKS TO LEADERSHIP, BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT IS A DIFFICULT SITUATION IN THE FIGHT IS NOT OVER. REPORTER: ALBUQUERQUE POLICE SAYS MARQUES IS ALSO THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LATE NIGHT CRIME THAT OCCURRED ON THE NIGHT OF FEBRUARY 20TH THROUGH THE MORNING OF FEBRUARY 21ST. >>OTHER TYPES OF CRIMES MR. MARQUEZ WAS INVOLVED IN THE INCLUSION OF THE VERY LONG NIGHT HE MADE SEVERAL VICTIMS JUST AFTER THIS AND THE POLICE CHASE. REPORTER: POLICE REFERREDNC SUITE FINALLY LEAD TO MARCUS’ DEATH ON FEBRUARY 25. THE APD CHECK IT SAYS BECAUSE MARQUES IS DEAD, JUSTICHAE HAS NOT BEEN FULLY SERVED. >> I THINK MR MARQUEZ HONESTLY GOT THE EASY WAY TO GET AWAY BY LOSE HIS LIFE. HE MAKES ME WONDER WHAT ELSE HE HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN. IN A WAY WE ARE ROBBED AS A COMMUNITY, WE HAVE NO MORE ANSWERS TO WHAT HE DID. REPORT: ER APD SAYS THEY WILL CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE IF MARQUEZ HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN OTHER CRIMES. REPORT OUTSIDE HEADQUARTERS APD, JOHN CARDINALE, KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS. DO

Fingerprint evidence links felony suspect to massage spa murder

Albuquerque police say Raphael Marquez is linked to the Canna Spa Massage murder through fingerprint evidence.

Albuquerque police announced at a press conference that fingerprint evidence linked Raphael Marquez to the homicide at the Canna Spa Massage on February 15. APD officers found the black truck that appeared on the surveillance video fleeing the scene. Police said fingerprints found at the spa and in the truck matched Marquez’s fingerprints. Marquez was shot dead by police near Belen on February 25 following a chase. Police say Marquez is also linked to the violent crime spree in Albuquerque on February 20. Police say Marquez is also a person of interest in a Dec. 24 homicide. Marquez also had multiple warrants outstanding for two home burglaries and a separate September incident. 2021 where police say he stole a purse with $3,000 in cash and $2,500 in property.

Albuquerque police announced at a press conference that fingerprint evidence linked Raphael Marquez to the homicide at the Canna Spa Massage on February 15.

Police say homicide detectives received information from the public that Marquez admitted to killing a spa employee. APD officers found the black truck that appeared on the surveillance video fleeing the scene. Police said fingerprints found at the spa and in the truck matched Marquez’s fingerprints.

Marquez was shot dead by police near Belen on February 25 following a chase. Police say Marquez is also linked to the violent crime wave in Albuquerque on February 20.

Police say Marquez is also a person of interest in a Dec. 24 homicide. Marquez also had multiple warrants outstanding for two home burglaries and a separate September 2021 incident where police say he stole a purse with $3,000 in cash and $2,500 in property.

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