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Police identify remains of murdered woman; Ambra Lynn Taylor, found two weeks ago on the south side, had been missing since April 2016


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The Roswell Police Department on Monday identified the body of a woman found two weeks ago buried outside a house on the city’s south side.
Police said the woman, identified as Ambra Lynn Taylor, is believed to have been murdered.
“Roswell Police Department investigators were able to make the identification based on tattoos and other information provided by the public,” RPD public information officer Todd Wildermuth said in a news release issued Monday afternoon.
Police said an investigation determined Taylor was 41 when she disappeared in Roswell in April 2016.
“Investigators believe she had been in Roswell only a short time before her disappearance and murder,” Wildermuth said. “Investigators believe she had come to Roswell from Albuquerque.”
Taylor’s body was found May 9 buried on the property of a vacant house in the 600 block of Greenbrier Street. Her body was sent to the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator for an autopsy and identification.
The RPD announced a murder investigation had been launched after Taylor’s body was discovered. Police have not yet explained why they executed a search warrant at the Greenbrier Street property on May 9.
Investigators said two weeks ago they believed Taylor’s body had been buried at the property for an extended period of time, and that she was believed to have been killed six to 18 months ago.
Police on May 11 named a person of interest in the homicide investigation. The 56-year-old man, Richard Martinez-Sanchez of Roswell, also known as Richard Sanchez, was located at a Roswell home later on May 11 and interviewed at the Police Department. He was subsequently released and was no longer sought for questioning, police said.
Police on Monday again asked for the public’s assistance in providing information that could help investigators in the homicide case. Anyone with potential information is asked to call the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-6770.