HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – Law enforcement officials in Lea County are looking into a death. The county sheriff’s office responded to the scene Friday afternoon.

According to the sheriff’s office, they were called to the 200 block of E Carter Lane in Hobbs around 4:15 p.m. Friday for an “unwanted subject.”

Once they arrived on the scene, deputies found a dead woman inside a vehicle. She was identified as Vanessa Najera, 29. In a Facebook post, officials said it is a homicide investigation.


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If you have information about this death, please call 575-263-6488 for Sgt. Grady or the Lea County Crime Stoppers at 575-393-8005.