Carlsbad Man Finds Body in the Pecos River

Carlsbad Man Finds Body in the Pecos River

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

CARLSBAD, N.M. - A Carlsbad man stumbled onto a disturbing sight on Tuesday after he found a body in the Pecos River.

Police got the call around 4:30 p.m.

They met with Mike Depler in the 1000 block of South Canal.

Depler took authorities to a place where homeless people are known to camp out along the river.

That's where they found the body of what they believe is a Hispanic man in his late 30's.

The body appeared to have been in the water for a while.

Depler told Police that the man may have been homeless man that he knew because of the clothes he was wearing.

Authorities have secured the area and are investigating.