Body found near car abandoned along US 70 in SW New Mexico

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) – Authorities say a dead body has been found near where a vehicle was abandoned along U.S. 70 near Lordsburg in southwestern New Mexico.

New Mexico State Police says the vehicle had all four doors open and footprints leading away from it when it was found Wednesday afternoon.

According to the State Police, a woman’s body was then found about a quarter-mile away.

The investigation is in its early stages and no additional information was released.