Ghost Town Struck By Murder Slated To Reopen

May 3, 2012


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A popular southwestern New Mexico ghost town, struck by a tragic and mysterious death of its longtime owner, is slated to reopen.

Melissa Lamoree, the granddaughter of the late Larry Link, says Steins Railroad Ghost Town will formally reopen next week after being closed nearly a year. She said the family wanted to remodel the old western town near the Arizona border and reopen it to visitors since town reminds the family of happier times.

Link was shot and killed last June during what state police believe may have been a robbery gone wrong.

The ghost town is located just north of the Mexico-New Mexico border.

Lamoree said the family is raising money for more restoration and they don't believe Link's murder was linked to drug traffickers or illegal immigrants.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.