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Human remains found behind Walmart Supercenter in Las Cruces

Las Cruces police said a person walking their dog found human remains behind a Walmart Supercenter on Rinconada Boulevard near Sonoma Ranch Boulevard.

A spokesperson for the Las Cruces Police Department said the remains were found Sunday at around 9 a.m.

Investigators said the remains were found in an undeveloped area near the Walmart, close to a popular trail on Rinconada Boulevard.

Police said they are still trying to determine how the remains got there.

CBS4 spoke to a Matthew Martinez, who lives near the area.

He said something such as this has never happened so close to home before.

"Shocking, shocking and troubled. Troubling, you know? Like, what's going on? It's unreal, you know? Almost at a loss for words. It's just unheard of,” Martinez said.

Right now, this is all the information we have.

We'll continue to keep you updated, on the air and online, as new information becomes available.

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