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The Eddy County Sheriff’s Office says a body located in late September near the railroad tracks along the Lake Arthur Highway did not die as a result of foul play.

ECSO found the individual deceased at the scene near the intersection of State Road 2 and Compress Road just before 9 a.m. Sept. 25. Lt. Matt Hutchinson says the death – as all unattended deaths are – was investigated as a homicide, but no evidence has been found to support that cause.

“This is not a homicide investigation,” said Hutchinson. “(The death) was investigated thoroughly to ensure that there was no foul play involved in the incident, and everything we’ve done to this point indicates there was none.”

Hutchinson says anyone with questions or concerns regarding the incident may contact the ECSO detective division or another supervisor at 575-887-7551.