Eloy Timothy Tafoya was last seen alive on New Year’s Eve when police visited his Casa Solana neighborhood apartment to check on him. An acquaintance and his former employer reported that he had uncharacteristically failed to respond to their attempts to reach him.
Officers knocked on his door around 10:42 a.m., according to police. Tafoya, 60, a solitary figure who rarely revealed anything about himself to co-workers or acquaintances, answered and told them he was OK.
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This article has been amended to reflect the following correction:
Correction: Feb. 11, 2014
A front page story on Feb. 11, 2013, incorrectly identified the funeral service specialist from Rivera Family Funeral Home who helped arrange a funeral for retired Marine Eloy Timothy Tafoya, it was Raymond Lucero, not Raymond Rivera, who arranged the service.