APD investigating after body, mannequin found in arroyo

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Authorities are investigating after a body was found floating in an arroyo. Albuquerque Fire Rescue‘s Swift Water Team was originally called to a possible rescue in a flood channel near Juan Tabo Monday evening.

Officials say it turned out to be a man who was already dead and a mannequin. They ended up all the way up on the Sandia Pueblo where crews pulled them from the water.

On Tuesday, the Albuquerque Police Department said that an autopsy was completed and determined that the man did not have any signs of trauma and had been dead for more than 36 hours. However, further testing including toxicology is needed to determine a cause of death. APD says, at this time, the death is not considered a homicide.

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