Newman case: Four in custody; one shot

CNJ Staff

Four suspects are in custody, including one who was shot by police, in connection with last week’s suspicious deaths in Portales, officials said on Tuesday morning.

A news release from District Attorney Matthew Chandler said a press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. today.

Additional information was not immediately available.

Portales residents Odis and Doris Newman have been missing since Wednesday. Police said two bodies were found in the trunk of the Newmans’ car on Thursday. The car and the Newmans’ home were burned in what police said was an attempt to destroy evidence.

Officials have not identified the bodies.