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Suspect arrested in Realtor’s death

Man may have called other Realtors, car sellers

A man has been arrested as a suspect in the death of Garland Taylor, an Albuquerque real estate broker whose body was found in a for-sale home on Monday. Taylor died from a single gunshot wound. Mario Lucas Chavez, 27, was arrested at a family member's house in Albuquerque at 6:30 p.m. Thursday night, and he was booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center on an open count of murder with a cash-only bond set at $2 million, said Bernalillo County Sheriff's spokeswoman Erin Kinnard. Investigators found a car with Arizona license plates Wednesday that was linked to Chavez, Kinnard said. "Based on some of the tips we received our detectives discovered the car late on Wednesday night. Once that happened they started to piece together some information which led them to Mr. Chavez," she said. Real estate groups in the Albuquerque area on Thursday announced the offer of a $10,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of Taylor's killer, and Kinnard said that Sheriff Darr...