Man Found Dead in Gaines County

GAINES COUNTY - The Gaines County Sheriff's Office is investigating after finding a man dead in a shallow pit near the Texas-New Mexico state line.

The man, who has been identified as 40-year-old Timothy Ferguson of Hobbs, was found sitting up with a small bag of personal items Monday south of Highway 62-180 about a mile east of the state line.

Officials have spoken with family members of the man. Foul play is not suspected at this time.