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Realtor’s death remains a mystery

Investigators release description of possible suspect

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The real estate community in Albuquerque, N.M., is still reeling after the apparent homicide Monday of a local real estate broker. The body of Garland Taylor, 74, a church deacon and an Albuquerque-area real estate professional for over a decade, was found Monday night at a high-end home that he had reportedly shown that morning. Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White said it's not certain whether robbery was a motive in Taylor's death. The body reportedly showed signs of trauma. Sheriff's office investigators said Tuesday that they are looking for a man who Taylor was last seen with on Monday at the site of the 5,400-square-foot for-sale home, which had reportedly been vacant for a couple of months and had a list price of $910,000. The man with Taylor, who White said is considered a "person of interest" in the homicide investigation, is described as a Hispanic male in his early to mid-30s who is about 5 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 11 inches in height and weighs 170-180 pounds. The man w...