Possible Human Remains Found in Lea County

Staff Report

NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY – The Lea County Sheriff's Office is investigating possible, partial human remains found near the caprock in Western Lea County.

Oilfield workers found the remains while taking a break. Along with the remains investigators also found items of personal property located near the site.

The remains seem to have been in the location for a considerable amount of time, and are being taken to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque. There it will be determined whether or not the remains are human, and if so attempt to identify.

The remains are being investigated as a possible homicide until evidence suggest otherwise.

If you have information regarding these remains you can contact the Investigators with the Sheriff's Office or call CRIMESTOPPERS at (575) 393-8005.