Sheriff's detectives investigate 'suspicious death' near Sandalwood Park in Farmington

John R. Moses
Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office released few details following the discovery of a deceased person who was found near Sandalwood Park while deputies investigated an abandoned vehicle on April 13.

Public Information Manager Kristi Hughes said law enforcement officers responded around 10:37 a.m. to a vehicle near the park and discovered the dead body near the vehicle.

“Pending a determination of the cause of death by the Office of the Medical Investigator, the incident is currently being treated as a suspicious death,” the news release said. “The name of the deceased will be released pending all notifications.”

The incident is being investigated by San Juan County Sheriff’s Office detectives.  

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The Sheriff’s Office asked anyone with information about the incident to call the department's Detectives Tip Line at 505-333-7878.

Sandalwood Park, which is at 4800 Sandalwood Dr. in Farmington near College Boulevard, was closed by investigators until after 9 p.m. on April 13.

Contact John R. Moses at 505-564-4624, or via email at

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