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Police Investigate Discovery of Body in Arroyo 2019

Las Cruces police are investigating the discovery of a deceased, unidentified male body that was found Tuesday morning near Lohman Avenue and Del Monte Street.

Shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, a cleanup crew, working under contract with the City of Las Cruces, located the body of a man in an arroyo that runs underneath Lohman Avenue near Del Monte Street.

The body has signs of trauma and his death does not appear to be natural.

Traffic along Lohman Avenue is not affected by the investigation. However, a portion of Del Monte Street may be closed Tuesday afternoon while investigators conduct their work.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at (575) 526-0795.