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SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING UNATTENDED DEATH

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING UNATTENDED DEATH

May 5, 2020

El Paso, Texas – On May 5, 2020, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit was requested to assist the Socorro Police Department at the 10000 block of Ron Rd. in Socorro, Texas, in reference to an unattended death.

Sheriff’s Detectives and Crime Scene officers arrived and discovered an elderly deceased female in an irrigation ditch which runs between several residential areas.

All indications led investigators to believe the deceased is 89-year-old Martha Gandara Arrieta, who lives in the area. Mrs. Arrieta was reported missing from her residence on May 1st, 2020, to the Socorro Police Department. A Silver Alert was issued for Mrs. Arrieta who has been diagnosed with dementia.

The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is continuing the investigation, no other information available at this time.