By Muhammad Atef | May 4, 2021

Body found floating in arroyo leads to homicide investigation

The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Monday afternoon after a call of a body floating in an arroyo. According to officials, Albuquerque Fire Rescue was alerted that there was a person in the Flood Channel near Claremont and Algadones NE. Albuquerque Fire Rescue at that time deployed its Flood Channel Rescue Stations to its designated staging areas and prepared for a rescue. Initial reports were of possibly two people in the Flood Channel. A mannequin and an adult male were spotted further down the Hahn Arroyo, and the male appeared to be deceased and non-viable. AFR deployed firefighters to a total of six designated Flood Channel Rescue stations along the Hahn and the Embudo Arroyo, and a total of 56 firefighters in all were deployed to assist with recovery efforts. Several agencies, including the AFR Swift Water Task Force, APD Open Space and Sandia Pueblo, were deployed to the recovery area near Roy Road. At approximately 6:50 p.m. Monday, the body was successfully recovered by AFR Swift Water Task Force members and APD Open Space. The investigation has been turned over to APD for further investigation.

The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Monday afternoon after a call of a body floating in an arroyo.

According to officials, Albuquerque Fire Rescue was alerted that there was a person in the Flood Channel near Claremont and Algadones NE. Albuquerque Fire Rescue at that time deployed its Flood Channel Rescue Stations to its designated staging areas and prepared for a rescue. Initial reports were of possibly two people in the Flood Channel. A mannequin and an adult male were spotted further down the Hahn Arroyo, and the male appeared to be deceased and non-viable.

AFR deployed firefighters to a total of six designated Flood Channel Rescue stations along the Hahn and the Embudo Arroyo, and a total of 56 firefighters in all were deployed to assist with recovery efforts.

Several agencies, including the AFR Swift Water Task Force, APD Open Space and Sandia Pueblo, were deployed to the recovery area near Roy Road.

At approximately 6:50 p.m. Monday, the body was successfully recovered by AFR Swift Water Task Force members and APD Open Space. The investigation has been turned over to APD for further investigation.



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