A body was found on Saturday about 50 yards from where a truck belonging to George Haskins of Bluewater Acres was located a month ago near Bluewater Creek, the Cibola Beacon reported.
“Investigators do believe it may be the body of Haskins,” Lt. Robert McDonald of the New Mexico State Police told the Beacon. “They were not able to make a positive ID on the body at the scene.”
An autopsy was scheduled to determine the ID and cause of death, the Beacon said.
Haskins has been missing since Sept. 19, the paper reported. A three-day search involving State Police and a rescue team from Albuquerque was called off on Sept. 24 after no clues turned up.
Haskins’ truck with his dog still inside was found Sept. 21 on a forest road near Bluewater Creek, and items including Haskins’ wallet, clothes, sandals and drug paraphernalia were found next to a large rock near the truck, according to the Beacon.