Karlan Denio Bio – Karlan Denio Wiki
Karlan Denio of New Mexico is accused of murdering and dismembering his wife, whose remains were discovered by guests arriving for a Thanksgiving Day meal, KOAT-TV reports.
Karlan Denio is 62 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
On Thursday, Darin Denio travelled to the Albuquerque home of his brother, Karlan Denio, who was hosting a Thanksgiving gathering with his wife, Connie.
When there was no answer at the door, Darin called his sister, Tami Pacheco, who contacted the Albuquerque Police Department. Officers did not respond initially.
Darin then picked up Tami, and they returned to the house, where they knocked on windows and doors before entering through the garage by breaking a door hinge, according to the Albuquerque Journal.
Inside, they found Karlan lying in bed while Connie’s remains were nearby on the floor. The remains had been dismembered and disembowelled, according to court records obtained by KOAT-TV.
“Karlan looked at (Tami), at which point (she) backed out of the residence and called police again,” the complaint reads, according to the Journal.
Police arrived around 1:30 p.m. and located Connie’s remains. Karlan was arrested for first-degree murder and treated at a hospital for lacerations to his neck and leg.
Neighbour Rich Cordova told the Journal that Karlan and Connie were “nice folks” with two grown children and often walked together around the neighbourhood.
“I’m stunned,” Cordova told the newspaper. “That is unbelievable.”
In a Facebook post honouring Connie, one family member described her as “Young. Vibrant. Fearless.” The post included an image of Connie in a tree wearing a blue dress and two small kids standing on branches.
“This is how I will always remember my aunt Connie,” the post reads. “Not afraid to climb a tree in a dress.”