Four Corners detectives ask for help in solving cold case | KOB 4

Four Corners detectives ask for help in solving cold case

Composite Sketch Composite Sketch |  Photo: Farmington Police Department

Marian Camacho
April 20, 2018 08:11 AM

FARMINGTON, N.M. – Detectives in Farmington, New Mexico are asking the public’s help in bringing closure to a cold case from 2009.


The Farmington Police Department says on October 21, 2009 officers were called to the area west of the Auburn Trailer Park in reference to a body that was found.

When officers arrived on scene they discovered a partially submerged man in a shallow brook. The victim was identified as 37-year-old Nathaniel Robert Morgan.

Medical Investigators said Morgan had been involved in some sort of altercation and that his death was the result of a homicide.

The last time Morgan had been seen alive was the day before, drinking by the stream with an unknown friend. Police say that friend was described as a male with a shaved head between the ages of 25 to 35, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and 170 pounds.

Within days, witnesses met with a forensic artist to help draw up a composite sketch to be released to the media. Police say the sketch drew in numerous tips but all leads were exhausted.

Detectives are now asking anyone with information on the altercation that occurred with Mr. Morgan or who recognize the composite sketch to call Detective Heather Chavez at 505-566-2370 or non-emergency dispatch at 505-334-6622. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 505-334-TIPS.


Marian Camacho

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