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$10,000 reward for catching Realtor’s killer

Albuquerque real estate groups establish fund

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A reward of $10,000 is being offered to any individual who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Garland Taylor, an Albuquerque, N.M., Realtor and church deacon. The body of Taylor, 74, was found Monday night in a home he had reportedly shown earlier that day. The body showed signs of trauma, investigators said. Taylor was the listing agent for the home, which had a list price of $910,000. The Albuquerque Metropolitan Board of Realtors and the Albuquerque Multiple Listings Service established the reward fund, Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren P. White and Albuquerque real estate industry leaders announced today. Contributions can be made to the fund at any Wells Fargo bank branch in the form of a deposit to the "SWMLS reward fund" account. Investigators are looking for a man who was seen with Taylor at the for-sale home Monday morning. According to witness reports, this man is described as a Hispanic or ...