Man found dead in Hobbs, close relative arrested

Man found dead in Hobbs, close relative arrested
(Source: www.hobbspd.com)

HOBBS, NM (KWES) - A man was found dead Monday morning in Hobbs and is closest is behind bars after being on the run from an armed standoff in July.

Manuel Quiroz Junior, 26, was found in the 2500 block of North Fowler.

His brother, Anthony Quiroz, was taken into custody on Friday after a short chase in a stolen vehicle.

Anthony was wanted by New Mexico authorities after he refused to surrender to Hobbs Police and SWAT teams back on July 18.

Manuel Quiroz Jr.'s death is currently being investigated as an unattended death.

There's no word on the cause or whether foul play is suspected.

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