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Dead body found on Gallup's west side

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UPDATE - Body ID'd

By Bernie Dotson

Sun Correspondent

The remains of a man found on Gallup's west side May 15 have been identified as Michael Lewis, 55, of Sanders, Ariz.

On May 8, the family of Lewis had circulated flyers in the area, saying that they had last seen him at the hair salon in the Gallup Walmart at about 3 - 4 pm on March 27.

Capt. Marinda Spencer, public information officer with the Gallup Police Department, said on May 15 that a call came into dispatch at about 10:26 am regarding the found body.

"We got a call from the workers that were working that area," Spencer said.

However, she said that police don't suspect foul play in this case.

Spencer said the Lewis was found north of United Rentals at 2323 W. Historic Highway 66, and was there for some time.

The area where he was found is remote, with railroad tracks to the north and United Rentals, across the road to the south, the closest landmarks.

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