Horseback rider finds human remains in Las Cruces

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 12:20am

Las Cruces Police are investigating human remains found along West Picacho on Sunday after a horseback rider stumbled on up on them.

Police said the rider came across what appeared to be human bones and called police.

The remains were found near a rest stop on West Picacho.

The skeletal remains have been sent to a lab in Albuquerque while investigators have expanded their search area looking for clothes or other personal property that will help identify the remains.

Police said it is too early to determine if the remains belong to a man or woman or if foul play was involved.

They expect to continue searching the area for the next couple of days.



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