Regional
12:25 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Body Found Near Deming Identified

Deming – A body found in the desert north of Deming has been identified as 76-year-old Ramon G. Marquez.

Luna County Sheriff's Capt. Arturo Baeza says the body, which was found last week off U.S. 180, showed no signs of violence. Investigators are waiting for results from a toxicology test, which won't be ready for two or three weeks.

Authorities located a resident alien card for Marquez by checking immigration records. Baeza says Marquez had a Deming address that turned out to be bogus.

An investigation is continuing.

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Information from: Headlight, http://www.demingheadlight.com

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