ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Deputies in western New Mexico say the body of a man has been found amid debris from flooding that brought widespread damage to much of the state.
Catron Country Sheriff's Office said a hiker found the man Saturday in a sand bar off of the San Francisco River near Alma in the Gila National Forest. It appears he died in the flood.
Under Sheriff Ian Fletcher says it was not known if the body was that of 83-year-old Howard Bassett, the Arizona man reported missing last week after he was evacuated from the Silver Creek Inn in Mogollon and did not return to collect his belongings.
The sand bar where the body was found had debris from the flood. The body has been sent to the Officer of Medical Investigators for identification.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Three Albuquerque veterans remember vividly the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the U.S. into World War II 72 years ago Saturday.
After getting out of federal prison early this week it looks like former state Sen. Manny Aragón isn't at a halfway house after all. He's back at his own house in the South Valley.
The owner and an employee of a local smoke shop are in federal custody accused of selling spice at the Rio Rancho store.
The New Mexico State Police officer who fired his weapon at van filled with kids during a traffic stop gone bad has been fired.
The civil case filed against former cop Levi Chavez in the gunshot death of his wife is coming to an end without a trial.
Could there be a serial dog snatcher in Roswell?