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      Property manager finds body inside residence

      The 9th Judicial District Major Crimes Unit is investigating the death of a man found inside a residence in Clovis.

      The 9th Judicial District Major Crimes Unit is investigating the death of a man found inside a residence in Clovis.

      On July 7 at approximately 12:20 p.m., the Clovis Police Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a property manager advising that she went to check on a residence at 413 N. Sheldon St. in central Clovis.

      The property manager said that upon entering the house, she found legs laying outside of a bathroom doorway.

      As the property manager went to look closer, she discovered a dead body in the bathroom.

      The property manager said she immediately left the house and called 911 for help.

      Clovis police officers arrived on the scene to find a deceased Hispanic male laying on the bathroom floor.

      The death is suspicious due to the amount of blood found on the victim and the fact that the house should have been vacant.

      The 9th Judicial District Major Crimes Unit consisting of the District Attorney's Office Investigators, Clovis Police Department, Curry County Sheriff's Office and Portales Police Department were activated to conduct this investigation. The death is being investigated as a homicide at this time.

      The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator was notified and responded to the scene.

      The body has been sent to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque for autopsy for determination of cause and manner of death.

      The victim has been positively identified by evidence gathered at the scene as 33-year-old Jose Barrera.

      Investigators need assistance in locating two people of interest in the Clovis area: Frank Campos, 42, of Clovis and Lorenzo Medina (A.K.A. Torro), 37, of Clovis, and on July 10, Clovis PD added Eric Valdez (aka "Spanky"), 40, of Clovis as a person of interest.

      Anyone with knowledge of the whereabouts or how to contact these two men are asked to contact the Clovis Police Department Dispatch at (575) 769-1921 and ask to speak with a detective. Other options include submitting a tip via text by sending "TIPCPD" plus their tip to 274637, online at www.tipsubmit.com, or calling Crime Stoppers at (575)763-7000.