ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Deputies with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a homicide after finding a decomposed body in northwest Albuquerque. Officials say on January 5, deputies responded around 10:15 p.m. to reports of possible human remains near a ditch bank in the 2300 block of Dietz Farm Rd.

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BCSO investigators, along with Violent Crime and Homicide Detectives, arrived and confirmed that the remains found were of a decomposing human body. According to a tweet by BCSO, investigators believe the body had been in the area for a significant amount of time based on the decomposition.

The gender and identity of the body are unknown at this time. This homicide investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Garcia at 505-263-0881.