Body found in vehicle along I-25 near San Felipe exit

Posted at: 09/03/2014 6:50 PM
Updated at: 09/03/2014 6:59 PM
By: Blair Miller,

Photo: MGN

SANDOVAL COUNTY -- A passerby found a man dead Wednesday afternoon inside of a vehicle on I-25 near the Budaghers exit, according to Sandoval County Sheriff Lt. Keith Elder.

The dead man was identified by Lt. Elder as 62-year-old Marc Conkle, from Las Vegas, NM.

Lt. Elder said a passerby stopped to check on a vehicle stopped at mile marker 257, and noticed the right side window was broken out.

The passerby called 911 with the victim's cell phone, then left before authorities showed up to the scene.

Lt. Elder said the death is being investigated as an unknown cause at this time.

He said the body and vehicle had been removed from the scene.