State police identify body in suspicious death investigation

Posted at: 10/18/2013 8:00 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

ALBUQUERQUE -- New Mexico State Police have identified a body found in a vehicle along I-40 on Tuesday night.

Officers responding to a 911 call for help found a deceased man in a vehicle located about six miles west of Route 66 Casino. State police have identified the man as 29-year-old Juanito Carlos Varela of southwest Albuquerque.

Police are investigating the case as a suspicious death. The investigation is ongoing.