- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The purported site in southern New Mexico where the killer of Billy the Kid was murder himself is in danger of more vandalism and possible development.

KVIA-TV in El Paso, Texas, reports (http://goo.gl/O7IAST) that history buffs fear the site of the alleged murder of Sheriff Pat Garrett could face more trouble if the state doesn’t work to preserve it.

The site is about one mile from a historical marker in east Las Cruces.

Garrett is famous for gunning down the legendary outlaw, Billy the Kid. But the circumstances surrounding Garrett’s death are unclear. Some say he was ambushed while taking a stop in the desert.

The New Mexico State Historical Society said it was not aware of any plans to preserve the site.

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Information from: KVIA-TV, http://www.kvia.com

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