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Police searching for teens last seen being beat in video FOUND


December 31, 2018 –  Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office announced today that they found the bodies of Collin Romero and Ahmed Lateef buried on the mesa west of Rio Rancho. They exact location was not disclosed. Since there is a video that documented the horrific crime against these two teens, the police should be able to find and arrest the person(s) that did this, and be able to obtain a warrant or anything else they need to apprehend the person(s) responsible.

Dec. 19, 2018 – Amanda posted:

Please help I need volunteers to locate my son and his friend. Activity on Snapchat maps showed them being northeast of the double eagle airport on Sunday afternoon. They were taken by force, beat up and left to die in the desert. We’re searching by vehicle and foot for them. If you can help in any way possible please come out. Off road vehicles are best for the terrain. We’re searching the entire area but need more man power. Police are using little to no manpower to locate them and have lied to my face about what means they’re using. Please help me. And please if you’re hiking, off-roading or just driving if you see anything that could resemble bodies stop and look. I need more help tho checking the area. North and south of the freeway on Atrisco Vista or Paseo Del Norte and east and west of Atrisco Vista please share this status so if someone out and about sees this they’ll at least keep a look out. We’re meeting at the entrance of the shooting range north of the freeway on Atrisco Vista. These are pictures of the boys. They’re 15. They may not have been the best behaved kids but no body deserves this. They don’t deserve to just be left out there.

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According to Collin Romero’s mother, Amanda Kimbrel, she saw her 15-year-old son and his friend, Ahmed Lateef being beaten up on Snapchap after she was informed about the video circulated on the internet.  

“The video showed Collin and Ahmed bleeding with what appeared to be broken bones,” Albuquerque police spokesman Simon Drobik said.

The authorities also stated they believed the two were part of a drug deal gone wrong near Tivoli Avenue NE and Golden Gate Avenue NE in northeast Albuquerque in the West Mesa area.

The teens have not been seen since Tuesday.   They may be in the mesa area.

A post read: Please share!!!! MISSING TEEN: Please keep an eye out for my friend’s son Collin Romero. He was last seen at Comanche and Tramway getting into truck with a guy who goes by the name Calypso. No body has a description of the truck or the guy. The last Snapchat location was north of the double eagle airport. But ping location for his phone was Juan Tabo/Lomas area. He’s 5’11” 180lbs slim build dark brown hair dark brown eyes, severe scars on his right forearm and wrist area. He was wearing a jean jacket with white sleeves. Ahmed is the other guy he was with who is also missing (we don’t have a photo of him), he was wearing blue and red windbreaker with skinny jeans. Ahmed is 5’7″ dark complexion dark brown hair dark brown eyes. If you see either of them PLEASE get in contact with me!

If you have any information on their whereabouts, please leave a message here, or call the Albuquerque Police Dept. at (505) 242-2677.

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