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Murder investigation underway after Alamogordo teen’s body found dumped in Mesilla

The body of 18-year-old Dakota Lunceford of Alamogordo was found in Mesilla, N.M. last week. Photo courtesy of the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office.

The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an 18-year-old man whose body was found last week.

Dakota Lunceford was last seen alive in Alamogordo on July 28, and his remains were found in Mesilla.

Lunceford’s body was taken to the University of New Mexico Office of the Medical Examiner for further investigation.

Anyone with information on his death is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 575-525-8812. Callers can remain anonymous by contacting Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-888-TIPS (8477).

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