Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Police Identify Man Found Dead in Ditch.

Byline: Journal Staff Reports

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Police on Wednesday released the identity of a man found dead Dec. 20 in an irrigation ditch on Malpais Road, west of Isleta Boulevard in the South Valley.

Early morning walkers found the remains of Phillip Silva, 29, of Belen, in the ditch with a bag covering his head and a rope or cord around his neck, said Ronni Sparks, spokeswoman for the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department. …

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