State Police investigate after two found dead near I-40

Bodies found on I-40

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police are investigating after two bodies were found in a truck along I-40 west of Albuquerque.

Early Thursday morning State Police were responding to a crash that led to a hazmat situation and long shutdown of I-40. At some point, they also noticed a pickup truck with a camper shell parked by the interstate.

After police searched the truck they found two deceased people inside the truck. Police say the deaths are suspicious in nature.

Police have not released the cause of death for the pair and they still haven’t released the identities.

The investigation has shut down one lane of eastbound I-40 causing traffic delays.

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