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Man found dead in ponding area of Las Cruces apartment complex

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The body of a man was found partially submerged in a ponding area of an apartment complex in Las Cruces Saturday.

According to Las Cruces police, a passerby reported a man was lying face-down in the ponding area of Casa Bella Apartments and officers determined the man was dead when they arrived.

The 31-year-old man, who’s identity is being withheld at this time, was determined to be a resident of the apartment complex, according to police.

The man’s body was found with no obvious signs of life-threatening injuries and has been sent to the New Mexico medical investigator’s office for autopsy, police said.

According to police, rain from a Friday evening storm left the ponding area with about 3 to 4 feet of water at its deepest.

Police said they do not believe foul play was involved in the man’s death, but an investigation is ongoing.

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Anyone with information that can help police determine the man’s whereabouts Friday evening or his cause of death are asked to call 575-526-0795.

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