Authorities searching for double-murder suspect

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TRUCHAS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a man suspected of killing two people in the community of Truchas in northern New Mexico.

Rio Arriba County sheriff's deputies say they believe 35-year-old Jody Romero shot 24-year-old Amanda Romero and her boyfriend, 31-year-old Delfinio DeFernandez, early Sunday morning. Officials say Jody Romero is not related to Amanda Romero, but he knew both victims.

Officials say witnesses saw someone who looked like Romero in the area near Truchas and the town of Cordova on Tuesday morning.

KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports a nearby elementary school was put on lockdown while deputies searched the area.

Officials say Romero is armed. He was seen driving a white Chevrolet Suburban before he disappeared into the forest after the deaths.