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.

More from Local News

  • Men Arrested on Child Solicitation Charges

    25-year-old, Adrian Chee of Farmington, New Mexico was arrested on November 14, 2019 for child solicitation by electronic communication device and meets child (child under 13) a 2nd degree felony and child solicitation by electronic communication device (child under 13) a 3rd degree felony. 27-year-old, Rikki Harrison of Sanostee, New Mexico was arrested on November 16, 2019 for child solicitation by electronic communication device and meets child (child under 13) a 2nd degree felony and child solicitation by electronic communication device (child under 13) a 3rd degree felony.

  • NMDOT Warns: US 550 Delays in Bernalillo

    A new phase of a U.S. 550 project began Oct. 28, and the Department of Transportation asks motorists traveling to sporting events to plan accordingly.  In order to arrive on time and lesson delays upon leaving the games, NMDOT encourages everyone attending to seek alternate routes when possible.

  • Capitol Christmas Tree to Visit en Route to D.C.

    The tree will make stops in Chama and Dulce on Tuesday, Nov. 12, before stopping in Shiprock and Bloomfield on Wednesday, Nov 13 .

  • Farmington Sears Store to Close by February

    Going out of business sales at these stores are expected to begin on December 2. Following these closures, Transformco will operate 182 stores. We will continue to evaluate our Sears and Kmart footprint, consistent with our overall retail and service strategy.

  • Police Seek Aggravated Battery Suspect

    Christopher Andregg has an active warrant on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon against a household member, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a household member, false imprisonment, and battery against a household member stemming from an incident that occurred this afternoon.

  • Police Seek Suspect in Sexual Assault

    Farmington police are seeking information on the whereabouts of 44-year-old Waylon Johnson of Farmington. The incident remains under investigation. Police are asking anyone with information on Johnson’s whereabouts to call dispatch at 505-334-6622 or SJC Crime Stoppers at 505-334-TIPS.

On KSJE Now:

Today's Weather

  • Farmington, NM

    Light rain shower

    High: 64°F | Low: 43°F

  • Durango, CO

    Light rain shower

    High: 61°F | Low: 36°F

  • Shiprock, NM

    Light rain shower

    High: 64°F | Low: 39°F

  • Cortez, CO

    Light rain shower

    High: 63°F | Low: 36°F

  • Santa Fe, NM

    Sunny intervals

    High: 61°F | Low: 41°F