Body found in Far East El Paso desert

El Paso News

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Authorities are investigating after a body was found in a Far East El Paso desert on Monday afternoon.

According to an El Paso Police Department spokesman, the discovery was made at about 6 p.m. in an area off Pebble Hills and Tim Floyd near Red Sands.

Police say the victim is a woman in her late 40s. Her name has not yet been released.

Investigators also confirmed that the woman is not Erika Andrea Gaytan, 29, who remains missing following a concert last weekend.

Authorities could not say if the death may have been connected to the case of a missing 48-year-old woman, Angelica Vega, who was last seen around 10 a.m. Sunday morning at her far east El Paso home.

No foul play is suspected at this time, but authorities are waiting for a medical examiner to make that final determination.

This is a developing story; stay with KTSM.com for updates as the investigation continues.

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