ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Deputies in western New Mexico say the body of a man has been found amid debris from flooding that brought widespread damage to much of the state.
Catron Country Sheriff's Office said a hiker found the man Saturday in a sand bar off of the San Francisco River near Alma in the Gila National Forest. It appears he died in the flood.
Under Sheriff Ian Fletcher says it was not known if the body was that of 83-year-old Howard Bassett, the Arizona man reported missing last week after he was evacuated from the Silver Creek Inn in Mogollon and did not return to collect his belongings.
The sand bar where the body was found had debris from the flood. The body has been sent to the Officer of Medical Investigators for identification.
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Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.
Austin Police are looking for a missing woman.