Farmington police identify man found dead in park

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Police Department has identified a man found dead in a Farmington park last month.

Gordon Luke Bitsui, 51, of Farmington was found lying in a grassy area in Brookside Park on the morning of July 20, according to Farmington Police Department spokesperson Georgette Allen.

Officers were dispatched around 10:36 a.m. to the east side of Brookside Park on a report of a man lying near the Brookside Drive entrance to the park.

Bitsui was described as a Native American male in his early 50s before officers were able to identify him.

There appeared to be no signs of foul play or trauma, Allen said.

The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator has custody of Bitsui's body, and his cause of death is being determined.