No sign of foul play in death of man found in Santa Fe River

May 12, 2019

A man’s body was recovered from the Santa Fe River on Friday morning near downtown, police said; there were no overt signs of foul play.

A passerby reported seeing the body around 10:30 a.m. under the De Fouri Street bridge at West Alameda Street, Santa Fe police Capt. Anthony Tapia said.

When first responders arrived, Tapia said, they found the body floating in the river, which has been rushing with recent rains. The body was recovered by a crew from the Santa Fe Fire Department.

“It doesn’t appear there were any signs of trauma,” Tapia said.

Initial indications were that the man, who had not yet been identified Friday afternoon, was homeless, the captain added.

It was unclear if overnight rains and temperatures dropping into the mid-30s contributed to the man’s death.