One young married couple’s life ended way too early.
Police are currently investigating the deaths of Ursula Kokotkiewicz, 32, and husband Jacob, 31, whom were discovered with gunshot wounds to their heads.
Their blue pickup truck was pulled to the side of I-40, close to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Interesting thing about the case is that Jacob, in the driver’s seat, and a 9mm handgun between his legs.
His wife was seated beside him in the front passenger seat.
Officers have not yet ruled the deaths a murder-suicide and say they are still examining the scene and looking for a possible motive.
‘This investigation remains open and ongoing,’ State Police spokeswoman Elizabeth Armijo told the Albuquerque Journal.
Police said the pair lived in Flower Mound, Texas, and Mrs Kokotkiewicz taught English in the Dallas area.
Jacob used to work for the Indiana National Guard.
The pair were on vacation, doing a tour of National Parks. They had just been to Utah before making their way to New Mexico.
Ursula’s last post was of the Zion National Park called Angel’s Landing, on June 27th. The bodies were discovered 2 days later and about 500 miles from that spot.
Mrs Kokotkiewicz had many tributes paid to her online, with one stating: ‘I can’t believe Ms K is gone. I should have gotten a picture, a hug or something, and I didn’t because I expected to see her again.’
They had been visiting National Parks in recent days, according to social media posts, and were recently in Utah before traveling to New Mexico.
Her last post was on June 27 from a spot in Zion National Park called Angel’s Landing, with the bodies being found two days later and 500 miles away.
Tributes were paid to Mrs Kokotkiewicz online, with one person writing: I can’t believe Ms K is gone. I should have gotten a picture, a hug or something, and I didn’t because I expected to see her again.’