CHAVES COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Deputies in Chaves County are trying to figure out how a woman ended up dead on the side of the road. The sheriff says the woman’s body was found east of the Bottomless Lakes turnoff on Highway 380.

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He did not say how she died, but they are treating the investigation as a murder. If anyone has information related to this case, they are asked to call the sheriff’s office.