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Two bodies found in Canutillo, Sheriff's Office investigating

Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 4:55pm


El Paso County Sheriff's Spokesperson Chris Acosta identified one of the victims as James Smith, 49.

Acosta said Smith's family reported him missing earlier in the week. She also said it was one of his family members who found him in Canutillo and reported it to deputies.

The second victim has not been identified.


El Paso County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Chris Acosta said deputies are handling the investigation as a homicide.

"All unattended (deaths) are treated as homicide. Not until the investigation is complete will they determine if it is natural cause, or if it is indeed a homicide," said Acosta.

Investigators found the two bodies shortly before noon Saturday. They were found together, but investigators do not know how long they had been there.


The El Paso Sheriff's Office is investigating after they found two male bodies in a field in Canutillo.

The investigation is taking place in the 7000 block of Doniphan Dr. near La Union Ave.

The West Valley Fire Department is also on the scene.

NewsChannel 9 has a crew on the scene.

Stay with KTSM for updates on this developing story.


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