Patricio Pacheco’s killer may have had a few drinks with him before bludgeoning the 40-year-old Santa Fe man.

Police reported finding several empty beer cans in Pacheco’s Agua Fría Street apartment, where his body sat slumped on a couch 29 years ago Monday, a bloody claw hammer nearby.

Pacheco’s wallet was still in his pocket. There were no signs of a burglary or struggle. And it did not appear his killer forced his way into the home, police said.

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