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The Eddy County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) is investigating the discovery of human remains near Loving.

ECSO Chief Deputy Mark Cage states that at approximately 9:57 a.m. Jan. 9, deputies were dispatched to the area of State Road 31 and Fishermans Lane in reference to the finding of possible human remains by local hunters.

Upon arrival, deputies determined the remains were indeed human, and the ECSO Detective Division was called in.

The Office of the Medical Investigator is performing an examination in an effort to identify the individual and determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to contact Sgt. Jeff Hernandez at 575-887-7551 or [email protected]