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New Mexico authorities identify woman found after explosion

July 8, 2019

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities have identified a woman whose body was found at the scene of an explosion and fire.

The Roswell Daily Record reported Saturday that the body of Juanita Edwards was located at the scene north of the Roswell city limits Wednesday.

Although Edwards was found at the fire, authorities say the cause of her death has not been determined.

Officials do not yet know whether an autopsy will be performed.

State Police and Chaves County Sheriff’s deputies responded along with Roswell and other area fire departments around 8:30 a.m.

Authorities say the cause of the explosion and fire is still under investigation.

New Mexico Gas Company says it detected a gas leak in the area after the fire was brought under control.

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Information from: Roswell Daily Record, http://www.roswell-record.com

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