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Another dead body found

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Fifth open field death in April

A man’s body was found behind Earl’s Restaurant on East Highway 66 by someone walking in the area. Gallup Police received a call at 12:16 pm April 27 and headed to the location, where the witness pointed out the body. EMS personnel were dispatched. Information about age and identity has not been released. The body was sent for autopsy.

Details on the other open field deaths this month are gradually becoming available.

The first open field death was on April 4 at 1301 E. Hwy. 66, outside Penny Pincher’s. The man was autopsied.  He was identified 57 year old John Grandal, homeless, and his death was believed to be related to a cardiac issue.

The second body was found at 1304 U. S. Hwy. 491. He was identified as 40 year old Nathaniel Yoe of Fort Defiance, Ariz. No cause of death has been given.

The third body was found April 16 across from Long John Silver’s. He was identified as 21 year old Jayves Alonzo, of Becenti, N.M. Cause of death has not been determined.

The fourth body was found April 21 at 714 S. Second St. He has been identified as 58 year old Lawray McReeves of Tohatchi, N.M. No cause of death has been given.