Rio Rancho Police Investigate Suspicious Death

Dec 29, 2013

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A busy highway was closed for several hours yesterday as Rio Rancho police investigated a suspicious death.

Highway 528 between Barbara Loop and Hilltop Plaza was closed after authorities received a report of a man lying in the road around 7:30 in the morning. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

Officer Janet Garcia says the man sustained some type of trauma to his body, but investigators are trying to figure out exactly what happened.

The man's name has not been released.