John Doe body found in arroyo near La Cienega

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department is trying to identify the body of a man whose identity apparently proved as illusive in life as it does now in death. Full Story
Downtowner

Albuquerque, NM

#2 May 7, 2009
Do they mean to say elusive? It's not the illusion of a body stored in the morgue.

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe, N.M.

#5 May 7, 2009
Downtowner wrote:
Do they mean to say elusive? It's not the illusion of a body stored in the morgue.
You are indeed right. My mistake. Thanks for pointing it out. You'll see the update in the story.
Crispy B

Gilbert, AZ

#6 May 7, 2009
I was going to say something about that, but I often get ribbed for being a nitpicker.
El Gato

Santa Fe, NM

#7 May 8, 2009
Wonderful, an unidentified man found dead with his hospital bracelet still on and all you see is the mistakes in syntax in the story. What do you call that? Anyway, could be just dumping the sick or disabled back out on the street by the Hospital, something that's pretty common in other cities. Why not follow this up with an investigation along those lines. Journalism anyone? A much bigger story could be waiting here. You don't see that? Some "newspaper"!
Eideard

Santa Fe, NM

#8 May 8, 2009
El Gato is a pretty good example of how journalism has deteriorated. Yup - let's push for something sensational, something that's never happened before in volving our local hospitals - just to sound as screwed up as Los Angeles.

Trying to respond to the neurotic need for the sensational is one of the avenues for the decline in American journalism.

Since: Dec 08

Santa Fe, NM

#9 May 8, 2009
It is so sad that a human being could have been hospitalized four months ago, dead for maybe a couple of months, and nobody has missed him.

He was either unable or unwilling to provide his name to the hospital. I wonder if they tried to identify him from fingerprints when he was hospitalized?
Native Pride-SD

Mesquite, TX

#10 May 8, 2009
Why are deputies in New Mexico called "under sheriffs"?

Silly sounding title.

Since: Nov 08

Santa Fe, NM

#11 May 8, 2009
Native Pride-SD wrote:
Why are deputies in New Mexico called "under sheriffs"?
Silly sounding title.
I think there is one under sheriff and the rest are deputies. I think the under sheriff is the second in command.
eegreejus

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#12 May 8, 2009
Eideard wrote:
El Gato is a pretty good example of how journalism has deteriorated. Yup - let's push for something sensational, something that's never happened before in volving our local hospitals - just to sound as screwed up as Los Angeles.
Trying to respond to the neurotic need for the sensational is one of the avenues for the decline in American journalism.
Difference between the big city and the boondocks, is that problems are addressed and an attempt is made to correct them in Los Angeles, and other real cities. Whereas y'all in small town America like to pretend you don't have problems cuz your small, not big. And that's s'posed to be gooood...Les

Since: Dec 08

Korea

#13 May 8, 2009
Have to wait on OMI (Autopsy, but it sounds or "appears it could be" a medical issue, overdose, Alzheimer’s, depression, hospice type issues?? This would be somewhat indicative of the dress found only t-shirt, boxer shorts, shoes...and close to home - wandered off. The Under sheriff means below in the chain of command - second in command normally sort of like VP to president. Like there used to be a Chief Deputy Positions in some departments.
Ummm

Albuquerque, NM

#14 May 8, 2009
davesam55 wrote:
Have to wait on OMI (Autopsy, but it sounds or "appears it could be" a medical issue, overdose, Alzheimer’s, depression, hospice type issues?? This would be somewhat indicative of the dress found only t-shirt, boxer shorts, shoes...and close to home - wandered off. The Under sheriff means below in the chain of command - second in command normally sort of like VP to president. Like there used to be a Chief Deputy Positions in some departments.
Hospice type issues? WTH are you talking about?

Since: Dec 08

Korea

#15 May 8, 2009
Ummm wrote:
<quoted text>Hospice type issues? WTH are you talking about?
Someone who may have the need for supervised or long term care (Assumption only by me)! Have to wait on OMI/and other details which will lend to direction and possible causes. This was based on my prior training in these type matters.
Lynn Vest

United States

#16 Jun 22, 2011
Did they ever identify? I ask because my ex-husband disappeared on March 5th. I have been searching but not getting anywhere. I can't shake feeling the he is dead. He was a meth addict and that is what caused me to end marriage. He left Idaho and relocated to AZ. Please help. I am on face book if you need to find me. I live in Idaho Falls. Thank you

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