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BCSO investigating body found in ditch near Rio Grande

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Detectives are investigating after a body was found in a ditch in northwest Bernalillo County Thursday afternoon.

A spokesman for the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office said a 911 caller reported what they thought was a body where 4th Street and NM State Road 556 cross the North Diversion Channel, west of the Sandia Pueblo.

BCSO spokesman Johann Jareno said the person was pronounced dead on scene around 2:30 p.m.

He said deputies don’t know how long the person had been dead or how long he or she had been in that area. He did not say if the death was being investigated as a homicide or identify the person.

“Any and all circumstances are being considered, and detectives just arrived on scene 30 minutes ago,” Jareno said.