Authorities ID Woman Found Dead in Aztec

The body of 62-year-old, Sandra Long was located in a wooded area east of the Animas River around 9:30 am on July 25, 2019. The circumstances surrounding the death of Ms. Long are still under investigation and detectives are currently interviewing persons of interest in the case.

From the San Juan Co. Sheriff's Office:

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Detectives with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office are actively investigating a suspicious death of a body found in Aztec, NM. The body of 62-year-old, Sandra Long was located in a wooded area east of the Animas River around 9:30 am on July 25, 2019. The circumstances surrounding the death of Ms. Long are still under investigation and detectives are currently interviewing persons of interest in the case. The preliminary investigation shows that Long was deceased for at least a week before being located. Long was not previously reported as a missing person to law enforcement. The Sheriff’s Office does not have reason to believe that there is any immediate danger to the public in relation to this case. We are asking community members that have information regarding the death of Ms. Long to please come forward and speak to detectives. The cause of death is currently under investigation by the office of the medical investigator and those results have not been determined at this time. If you have information regarding this case please contact dispatch at 505-334-6622 and ask to speak with a San Juan County Sheriff’s Office detective.

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