A homicide investigation is underway after Bernalillo County deputies found a dead man on near North Highway 14 and Paa-ko Golf Drive yesterday.

That’s according to a press release by the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman, Deputy Felicia Maggard.

At about 10 p.m. March 14, deputies “were dispatched in reference to an unresponsive male on the shoulder of the road,” Maggard wrote. “On arrival, an unidentified deceased male was located with obvious signs of trauma.”

The press release says the man has not been identified and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact detectives at 505-379-3742.

The Independent will update this story as information becomes available.

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