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.

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