LAPD Releases Names Of Two People Found Deceased Wednesday, Conducts Homicide Investigation

The home on Pueblo Drive where two bodies were found late Wednesday afternoon. Photo Courtesy LAPD


The community was shocked Wednesday afternoon by two incidents involving gunshots in the Denver Steels area of Los Alamos. The first was at a residence on 34th Street and ended up with the arrest and detention of David Dye. See

The second incident was at a residence on Pueblo Drive where police found two people dead. After a delay while family members were notified, Los Alamos Police Department announced Friday morning that the deceased are Beverly A. Warner, 63, of Chimayo and Jack Markham, 69, both of Los Alamos. The first incident was in no way connected to the second incident.

The following news release was issued by LAPD Friday mid-morning.:

“The Los Alamos Police Department was called to Pueblo Drive at approximately 4pm Wednesday January 4, after receiving several 9-1-1 calls and that a woman was suffering from gunshot wounds.  Los Alamos Officers responded to the scene and entered the home and located a woman deceased from her wounds and a male subject with a self-inflicted single gunshot wound. 

“The woman has been identified as 63-year-old Beverly A. Warner a resident of Chimayo, NM.  Beverly Warner is the victim of a homicide.  

“The male subject has been identified as 69-year-old Jack Markham a Los Alamos resident.  Jack Markham is named as the offender in a Homicide Investigation being investigated by the LAPD Criminal Investigations Section.

“’The Los Alamos Police Department will continue to investigate all aspects of this homicide to ensure everything is properly documented and all questions are answered surrounding this tragedy. The victim was a daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother we send our deepest condolences to the family,” said Deputy Chief Oliver Morris.

“This investigation is being investigated as a murder-suicide.  The victim was the sibling to the offender.

“On August 4, 2008 Los Alamos Police responded to the Denver Steels and arrested Jack Markham for murdering his then wife Robin Markham. Jack Markham was convicted and sentenced to 16 years in prison and had six years suspended. However, Markham was released early in July of 2017.  He was on probation until recently released in September 2022.  Jack Markham was not legally allowed to be in possession of a firearm.”

According to District Court records, Markham was originally charged with murder in the first degree. As the result of a plea agreement the charge was changed to murder in the second degree. The range of sentence was up to 16 years and a $10,000 fine followed by two years of parole.

Judge Michael E. Vigil sentenced Markham to 15 years plus a year for the firearm enhancement. He suspended six years of the sentence leaving 10 years to serve with credit for time spend in the Los Alamos Detention Center from August 4, 2008 to May 7, 2009. The Court ordered LAPD to destroy all weapons/firearms taken into custody in the case.