ALBUQUERQUE – Four people have been charged with the kidnapping and shooting death of an 18-year-old man in the Sandia Mountains.
The Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday that 22-year-old Julio Rascon, 19-year-old Angel Ochoa, a 27-year-old man and his 30-year-old wife are facing a range of charges including murder in Isaiah Hill’s killing.
Arrest warrants have been issued for all four, according to online court records.
A hiker discovered Hill’s body May 26 on a dirt road near Sandia Man Cave, according to an arrest warrant affidavit filed by the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities say Hill, who had been reported missing, was face-down, hogtied and had a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
Investigators determined Hill was last seen at the 30-year-old woman’s apartment. She told investigators the victim had raped her weeks earlier. She had shared the allegation with the other three suspects.
She says they used her car to kidnap Hill and kill him. Investigators have since found blood and other evidence in her trunk.
Relatives of Hill disputed the rape allegations to the newspaper. They allege Hill had been dating her for a month until her husband got out of jail.