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Body of man found in Hondo riverbed Monday; Police say foul play not suspected

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In the opposite direction, a wall underneath the bridge is decorated with graffiti, with trash scattered about. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

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Local authorities are investigating a deceased man found in the Hondo riverbed Monday morning.

A Roswell resident photographs an area underneath the Atkinson Avenue bridge around 2 p.m. Monday that has been rinsed off with water and bleach. Approximately three hours before, first-responders were dispatched to the area in reference to a “man down” call, where they later determined that the man had been deceased. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

According to the Roswell Police Department’s public information officer, Todd Wildermuth, after a “man down” call was received around 10:45 a.m., the Roswell Fire Department responded to the Hondo riverbed near the corner of North Atkinson Avenue and East Fourth Street.

Wildermuth said medics were able to determine that the adult male was deceased.

“(The) investigation is still early,” he said. “But at this point, foul play is not suspected.”

Multimedia-Crime reporter Trevier Gonzalez can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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