Investigation begins following discovery of body in Valencia County

New Mexico

VALENCIA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Valencia County deputies are investigating a possible homicide. Authorities found a man’s body at the edge of the bosque near the Allsups on Highway 47 in Rio Communities.

Detectives say the man may have been a squatter living in a small trailer there. The man has yet to be identified, however, detectives say the situation is suspicious.

Officials will wait for the Office of Medical Investigator to determine a cause of death, but they are treating the incident as a homicide investigation.

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