Authorities ID body pulled from water in Albuquerque canal

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Authorities have identified a body that was pulled from the water in Albuquerque where the North Diversion channel meets the Rio Grande.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department says the dead man has been identified as 37-year-old Alejandro Manzanare.

His hometown wasn’t immediately available.

Authorities say the death is being investigated as a possible drug overdose although final toxicology reports haven’t been completed yet.

The sheriff’s department is investigating in conjunction with the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The body was recovered Monday afternoon.

The discovery came two days after crews came up empty-handed in the search for a person reportedly swept away in a flooded arroyo. 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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