Farmington police identify man found dead in ditch

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — Farmington police have identified the man found dead in a ditch behind a church last week.

Police said Andrew Charley, 57, from the Bloomfield area, is the man whose body was discovered behind Desert Heights Church at 1835 E. Main St., according to Cpt. Taft Tracy.

Officers were dispatched at 11:51 a.m. Thursday on reports of a body in a ditch.

Police arrived on the scene and found the man face down in the water.

There appears to be nothing suspicious about Charley's death, Tracy said.

Farmington police are waiting for the results of a report from the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator to determine how Charley died, Tracy said.

Note: An earlier version of this report incorrectly spelled the name of Andrew Charley. The incorrect spelling was provided to The Daily Times by the Farmington Police Department. The Daily Times makes every effort to publish fair and accurate information. If you find an error in fact, please call the editor at 505-564-4624.