FARMINGTON — Law enforcement officials are investigating the death of a Farmington man after his body was recovered from the Animas River in Farmington.

Carlos Atencio, 22, was found deceased on the morning of Oct. 1 underneath the bridge near the 800 block of Broadway Boulevard, according to a Farmington Police Department press release.

Farmington police were dispatched around 7:15 a.m. to the area of the bridge on reports of a man in the water.

Officers found Atencio deceased at the scene and the case is under investigation.

Farmington police are asking anyone with information about the case to contact the detective tip line at 505-599-1068 or San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 505-334-8477 or visit and click on the "submit anonymous tip here" button on the website.

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