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Body found behind former Silver Stallion Saloon

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Gallup Police responded to 2604 E. Hwy. 66 (behind the old Silver Stallion) in reference to a report of a male down and out in the field south of Silver Stallion with no shirt on Nov. 11 at about 7:10 am.

GPD Officer Brandon Salazar arrived on scene and checked for vitals on the person. No vitals were found and Officer Salazar requested medical personnel.

Gallup Fire arrived on scene and confirmed the individual was deceased. The Office of the Medical Investigator and GPD detectives were called to the scene to investigate.

According to Gallup police, the decedent was a Native American male possibly in his late 50s or early 60s. No signs of trauma were evident and foul play is not suspected at this time.

The body will be sent for an autopsy to determine cause of death. GPD Detective Philamina Chischilly is working to identify the decedent and notify next of kin. This is an ongoing investigation.