Stephanie May Joyce is a writer and podcast producer based in Santa Fe. Her stories about border conflicts, public lands, and the crab mafia, among other things, have been published by Outside, NPR, Bloomberg Businessweek, and 99% Invisible. You can find more of her work at stephjoyce.com.
Gage Lorentz was pulled over for speeding on a dirt road in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Minutes later he lay on the ground, dead from a point-blank shot to the heart. How did a trivial traffic stop lead to his death?