Body Found In Desert is Missing Woman

POSTED: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 7:10am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 10:29pm

EL PASO--- El Paso police told media outlets Monday evening the body of a woman found Friday in Santa Teresa, N.M. is that of 54-year-old Gloria Marmolejo.

Marmolejo went missing July 25, when she did not show up to her own birthday party. She was to turn 55 the following Tuesday.

Dona Ana County Sheriff's deputies told NewsChannel 9 a woman happened upon Marmolejo's body Friday morning.

The Medical Examiner's office worked to identify the body Monday, but a full autopsy is still pending.

For the latest on this story, tune in to NewsChannel 9 at 10 p.m.

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