Police investigating murder in Jal, New Mexico

Staff Report

NewsWest 9

New Mexico State Police investigating a murder in Jal.   

The victim, 29 year old Jason Ferguson, who is the son of Jal Superintendent Rick Ferguson.   Jal police received a call late last night from the victim's cousin, saying he discovered Ferguson's body.

Police located Ferguson at 818 Mesquite street, and turned the case over to state police.

Authorities believe Ferguson had been dead for about two days, but they are not giving any other details.  

An autopsy has been ordered.

Keep it tuned to NewsWest Nine as we continue to follow this developing story.