Body found in Arkansas River identified as Las Animas man

PUEBLO, Colo. — The body of a man found in the Arkansas River on Sunday has been identified as 29-year-old James Hawkins of Las Animas, according to officials.

The Otero County Sheriff’s Office received a call Sunday just after 7 a.m. about a man’s body in the river.

The location of Hawkins’ body was near La Junta in the area of Highways 109 and 50, according to authorities.

Officials say there are no suspects being sought and there is no danger to the public at this time.

The Otero County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation are continuing to investigate this case.

 

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