Doña Ana County officials seek public’s help in identifying deceased woman

New Mexico News

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NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Doña Ana County officials are asking for help identifying a woman found dead Friday afternoon. Officials have released a picture of a tattoo on the woman’s body.

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According to a Facebook post from the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department, on Friday, October 15, 2021, a passerby reported a possible deceased individual in the desert near the Las Alturas frontage road, west of Interstate 10 in the southern region of the county. The department reports that responding deputies discovered a deceased female found just out of sight of what is known as the “quarry”.

She is described by authorities as being between the ages of 20 and 35, possibly Caucasian with shoulder-length blondish brown hair which was buzz cut above both ears, and also has a tattoo on the top of her left wrist. The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office states the tattoo is of a rose and a ring of thorns encircles her wrist. On the inside of her left wrist are initials that are either GDC or MDC with the following dates underneath: 11-21-87 and 10-18-85.

She was also wearing dark blue “Star Wars” shorts. The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department provided photos of the female’s tattoo and an example of the type of shorts she was wearing. It is believed the woman may have been missing as long as two weeks ago.

Anyone with information on the identity of the female is asked to contact Detective Bo Nevarez via email at

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