Authorities: Human remains found west of Las Cruces

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – Dona Ana County Sheriff’s officials say human remains have been found west of Las Cruces.

They say two landscape workers who were clearing weeds discovered the remains Monday morning.

Sheriff’s deputies went to the scene and say the remains are severely decomposed and appeared to be wrapped in a tarp.

Authorities say it appears the remains were dumped there, although detectives don’t have any information as to how long they were in that location.

The Office of the Medical Examiner was also called to the scene to investigate.

Sheriff’s officials say the remains will be sent to Albuquerque for possible identification. 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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