The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office released the name of a victim, Friday, whose body was found in the county as Tacorey Singleton, 23.
His body was located Wednesday after deputies responded to a call about an abandoned vehicle off East Pine Lodge Road in the 4800 block of Calumet Road.
When officials arrived around 6 a.m., they found a 1995 Crown Victoria empty. Further investigation of the surrounding area revealed the body of a black male about 50 feet from the road.
The Office of Medical Investigation recorded the cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds. However, a full autopsy has not been completed.
Lt. Britt Snyder said Singleton had family in Roswell and in Albuquerque, but was not himself a resident. Records list him as homeless. According to court records, Singleton had been arrested in May by the Roswell Police Department on charges of domestic violence.