EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The Anthony (Tx) Police Department and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPCSO) are investigating the discovery of a bullet-riddled body, found dumped in the desert near Anthony, Texas.

Officials were first notified about a body found on the evening of Thursday March, 2.

According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were sent to the desert area approximately 300 yards from the east end of 3000 Mountain Pass Blvd.

That is the location where the body of a male was found. The victim was approximately 20-30 years-old and had several gunshot wounds.

The Anthony Police Department requested the assistance of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.

Officials say the death is being handled as a homicide, and no other information is available at this time.

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