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Texas teacher, husband found shot to death in truck off side of highway

July 4, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Texas teacher, husband found shot to death in truck off side of highway

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New Mexico law enforcement officials say officers discovered the bullet-riddled bodies of a Texas teacher and her husband inside a truck on the side of a highway in Albuquerque.

According to the  Dallas Morning News, authorities on Monday identified the remains of 32-year-old Tammy Kokotkiewicz, and her husband 31-year-old Jacob Kokotkiewicz.

Police officers, responding to the scene of an unrelated accident, found the couple last Thursday inside a vehicle along Interstate 40.

Both had sustained gunshot wounds to the head.

According to authorities, officers found Jacob Kokotkiewicz in the driver’s seat, with a handgun between his legs.

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The couple from Florwer, Texas was reportedly on vacation visiting national parks in New Mexico.

Ursula Tammy Kokotkiewicz was a teacher at North Dallas High School.

Students and colleagues took to social media to remember Kokotkiewicz.

“My heart breaks… it will not be the same to look across the hall and not see you there in August,” wrote one colleague on Instagram.

Investigators have yet to determine if the couple died in a murder-suicide, State Police spokeswoman Elizabeth Armijo told the Albuquerque Journal.

“Police are still investigating the motive behind these deaths and details of this scene. This investigation remains open and ongoing,”  Armijo said.

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