June 20, 2013 • Local News

Around 6 a.m., Wednesday, deputies from the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office were called to the area off East Pine Lodge Road along the 4800 block of Calumet Road, approximately two miles from North Main Street, [auth] following a report of an abandoned vehicle. When officials arrived at the scene, they found the vehicle empty. Deputies conducted a further check of the area and discovered the body of a male between 30 to 50 feet away from the vehicle. Between 6:30 and 7 a.m., the Criminal Investigation Division came to process the scene. Sheriff Rob Coon confirmed it was a homicide. The body will be sent to the Office of Medical Investigation in Albuquerque for autopsy. While officials believe they know the victim, they cannot release the name until the SO receives confirmation from OMI. (Mark Wilson Photo)

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