- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a Chimayo man has been arrested in connection with the killing of a northern Santa Fe County woman.

County sheriff’s criminal investigators were dispatched early Monday to Boneyard Road in Arroyo Seco after receiving a call about a suspicious death.

Sheriff’s detectives say the body of 49-year-old Peggy Sue Padilla was discovered in a driveway on her property.

They say it appears she received injuries consistent with begin struck by a vehicle.

Homicide detectives say they have arrested 54-year-old Leonard Coriz on suspicion of an open count of murder.

He’s been booked into the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Center.

Authorities didn’t disclose a possible motive for the killing.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Coriz has a lawyer yet.


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