ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police are investigating a homicide in northwest Albuquerque after officers located a deceased individual at a motel early Monday. This is the third homicide in the city in 24 hours.

The Albuquerque Police Department reports that officers responded to Motel 6 on Iliff Road just after 3 a.m. following a report of a dead individual in a room. Officers found the deceased person and have since requested homicide detectives start an investigation due to evidence found at the scene.