Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Dead Man Had Cord Around Neck.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Authorities were investigating Wednesday the grisly discovery of a man's body with a rope or cord around his neck and a bag covering his head.

Early morning walkers found the body in an irrigation ditch on Malpais Road, west of Isleta Boulevard in the South Valley, said Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Ronni Sparks.

The death is being treated as a homicide.

The body was that of an adult man, but his identity has not been determined, Sparks said. The death was "fairly recent," she said.

Sheriff's officials provided few details, saying the investigation into the death is incomplete. There was no confirmation the man was strangled. …

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