By Karl Moffatt
Las Vegas Optic
The state Office of the Medical Investigator has ruled that Adrian Vallejos, 27, of Pecos, committed suicide and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Autopsy results from the case were released last week by Amy Boule, director of operations at OMI in Albuquerque.
Vallejos was the boyfriend of 23-year-old Ginger Encinias, also of Pecos, who was found dead of exposure on Rowe Mesa five days after a Valentine’s Day argument with Vallejos, while the couple were out for a ride on the mesa off Interstate-25 between Pecos and Las Vegas.
According to a search warrant affidavit on file at the District Court in Las Vegas, Vallejos was with Crystal Gonzales, no age or address given, at a trailer home on State Road 223 during the early morning hours of April 25, when Vallejos used a handgun to shoot himself in the head.
There is no mention in the affidavit as to why Vallejos committed suicide.
The affidavit notes Vallejos was a self-admitted drug user who had become unstable following Encinias’ death.
Vallejos was not considered a suspect in Encinias’ death, which occurred after she wandered off into the night following an argument with Vallejos after their car got stuck on a muddy, snow-covered road, according to published accounts based on state police reports in the case.
Encinias and Vallejos left behind two daughters, a 1-year-old and an infant.