Missing 21-year-old man found dead in field north of Hobbs, police still investigating

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The Hobbs Police Department is still investigating the death of a missing person who was found in a field on February 10. 

According to police, 21-year-old Josue Orosco, a resident of Lovington, disappeared on February 5. 

Just five days later, several developments led officers and Lea County deputies to the discovery of Orosco’s body in a field north of Hobbs. 

In the police report, officers say there was a clear gunshot wound on the body. 

However, Hobbs PD has yet to confirm the cause of death. 

This is an active investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Hobbs Police Department at (575) 397-9265.

You can also call Lea County Crime Stoppers at (575) 393-8005. 


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