Human remains found in Sandoval County ID’d as missing woman

June 9, 2022 GMT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Human remains found last month in Sandoval County has been identified as those of a 20-year-old woman reported as an endangered missing person in April, authorities said Thursday.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officials said the Office of The Medical Investigator identified the remains as 20-year-old Yasmin Marquez, who was reported missing on April 15.

There was no immediate word on a possible cause of death and it was unclear why Marquez was considered to be in danger.

Sheriff’s officials said her remains were located in an open field on May 26.

They said homicide detectives, missing person unit detectives and crime scene investigators responded to the scene and began their investigation.

Sheriff’s officials said the investigation into Marquez’s death was ongoing.