New Mexico authorities launched a homicide investigation, following the discovery of a body in Lea County around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators say the victim is an elderly, Hispanic man. He was found along state highway 457 at mile maker 3.
The victim's name is not known. An autopsy is scheduled in Albuquerque.
Anyone with information that could help investigators is urged to call Lea County Crime Stoppers at (575) 393-8005.
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