The Texas Rangers and Castro County Sheriff’s Office are investigating two “suspicious deaths” connected to a suspected kidnapping in Friona.

Someone called 911 around 10:15 a.m. Saturday to report two bodies on a property off FM 1057 and FM 2397, about a half-mile east of the Parmer County line.

Once the sheriff’s office determined the deaths were suspicious, it contacted the Texas Rangers to help with the investigation.

Family and friends identified one of the two people found dead as 27-year-old Adilene Adame, from Friona, and a 37-year-old Dimmit man

Adame was a special education teacher and cheer coach at Friona High School.

Friona ISD released the following statement about her death.

“With a heavy heart, we are saddened to inform you that Coach Adame passed away. She was a true leader for Friona ISD for the past 2 years and the daughter of the Friona community for most of her life. She was full of love for her students and her Coaching/Teacher family. Coach Adame exemplified what it is to be a Chieftain/Squaw. She will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.”

Adame was previously a throwers coach at Eastern New Mexico University where she went to school and holds several track and field records.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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