NM ghost town to reopen as murder stays unsolved

February 6, 2012 • State News

STEINS, N.M. (AP) — Months after the 68-year-old Larry Link was found gunned down in his own New Mexico ghost town, his murder remains unresolved.

But family members have announced that the Steins [auth] Railroad Ghost Town is set to reopen this May following renovations.

Still, the unsolved murder still has some area residents worried about drug trafficking-related violence from Mexico. The ghost town is located on a well-known trafficking route from the Mexico-New Mexico border and is near busy Interstate-10 on the Arizona-New Mexico state line.

No arrests have been made, with authorities suggesting the killing might have been a robbery gone wrong.

However, rancher Judy Keeler said many area residents believe Link’s murder was likely linked to drug traffickers passing through the town.

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