Remains found in Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES (KRQE) – According to NMSU police, the remains of a person were found around 12:30 p.m. Monday inside a partially-blocked culvert tunnel beneath I-25 just north of Wells Street in Las Cruces.

Police say smoke was reported coming from the tunnel before they found the remains.

NMSU police, State Police, the NMSU Fire Department and the Office of the Medical Investigator will investigate the situation.

The identity of the individual has not been released.

Anyone with information about what may have caused the death are asked to call NMSU police at 575-646-3311. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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