Woman found dead in Farmington park identified

Daily Times Staff

FARMINGTON — Police have identified the woman found dead in a Farmington park earlier this month.

Vanessa Tsosie, 29, of Red Valley, Ariz. has been identified as the woman found on the morning of Nov. 5 in Brook Haven Park West, according to a Farmington Police Department press release.

Officers were dispatched at 7:06 a.m. on Nov. 5 to 901 Glade Lane on reports of a woman lying injured on the ground. She was found dead by officers when they arrived on scene.

The case is being investigated as a homicide because signs of foul play were present.

Tsosie was identified by the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator using her medical dental records, according to Farmington police spokeswoman Georgette Allen.

Family members were notified during the weekend, Allen said.

Police last week released information on the clothing Tsosie was wearing when her body was found.

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She was described as a Native American female of average height and stature with no tattoos or significant scarring. 

Tsosie was wearing blue jeans with holes, a black knit sweater with a black-and-white striped scarf along with a pair of black Nike sneakers with "large pink swooshes."

The case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about the case can call San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 505-334-8477.

Original Story:

FARMINGTON — Police said today that the woman found dead at Brook Haven Park West is 29-year-old Vanessa Tsosie of Red Valley, Arizona.

Her body was found in the park on Nov. 5 at about 7:06 a.m. 

Police were sent to 901 Glade Ln. to investigate reports of an injured female on the ground in the park. Officers arrived and found the woman was dead.

"Signs of foul play were present, and detectives are investigating the incident as a homicide," police said in the press release.

Anyone with information may call San Juan County Crime Stoppers at (505) 334-TIPS.

This story will be expanded as new information arrives.