Karen Yontz was chased down in her car and shot to death by two Albuquerque Police Officers who suspected her of robbing a bank. Yontz was a longtime criminal investigator with both the Attorney General’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office in Santa Fe and a former Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy. At the time of her death, Yontz was building a case against Municipal Judge Charles Maestas, who was facing 28 criminal charges of trading judicial favors for sex with women who appeared before his court. She was also investigating the Russell Cage case (see above).

ID: 1614

Victms Name: Karen Yontz
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Race:

City: Albuquerque
County: Bernalillo
State: NM
Zip Code: 87109
Country: United States of America

Agency: Albuquerque Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Karen Yontz was chased down in her car and shot to death by two Albuquerque Police Officers who suspected her of robbing a bank. Yontz was a longtime criminal investigator with both the Attorney General’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office in Santa Fe and a former Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy. At the time of her death, Yontz was building a case against Municipal Judge Charles Maestas, who was facing 28 criminal charges of trading judicial favors for sex with women who appeared before his court. She was also investigating the Russell Cage case (see above).

Symptoms of mental health: No

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