Found body linked to Abq auto shop

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New Mexico State Police conducted a follow-up investigation March 14 on the human body pulled from the Rio Grande near Bernardo.

Socorro County Undersheriff Les Torres said the body was discovered about 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27 by a woman who stopped at a bridge on U.S. 60 to look at the river. The woman spotted what appeared to be a body in a bag in the water near the bridge.

According to a news release issued Wednesday by NMSP, evidence recovered at the original scene led NMSP investigators to an auto mechanic shop in Albuquerque. NMSP executed an early morning search warrant on the business to follow up on leads and to gather further evidence.

The investigation is active and ongoing at this time, and NMSP requests that anyone with information on this case contact the New Mexico State Police office in Albuquerque at 505-841-9256.