A woman found dead south of the city of Rio Communities in July is still unidentified, and the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying her.

Deputies were called to a home in the 1700 block of Rio Communities Blvd.  — N.M. 47 — about 7 miles south of Rio Communities shortly after 5 p.m., Saturday, July 16.

The homeowner came home and found the woman under a small tree on the property.

During the investigation, no obvious signs of foul play or trauma were found by VCSO detectives. The woman was transported to the Office of the Medical Investigation for identification and further investigation of her death.

The woman was in her mid 30s or mid 40s. She was about 5-feet, 7-inches tall and weighs between 130 and 140 pounds.

Her hair is natural blonde and went past her shoulders, and she had no tattoos or piercings.

The woman was wearing a pair of green Kuhl brand pants, orange and white Merrill shoes, a grey T-shirt with the image of the New Mexico flag with roots, a pair of red, black and green swirl reading glasses and a tan Leafico brand canvas bag with a floral print.

Anyone with information that may assist VCSO to identify the woman is asked to contact the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office at 505-866-2400 or Detective  Kanyuck at 505-866-2407.

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Julia M. Dendinger began working at the VCNB in 2006. She covers Valencia County government, Belen Consolidated Schools and the village of Bosque Farms. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists Rio Grande chapter’s board of directors.