Deceased person found in tree line west of Canyon Walmart

Update: The name of the deceased has been released as Benjamin Adrian Martinez, a 35-year-old man from Amarillo, Texas. Martinez was first reported missing in September of 2022 by a family member.

An autopsy of the body was performed in Lubbock on the morning of Tuesday, May 2, 2023. The cause of death is being withheld pending the ongoing investigation.

Original story: Early Monday evening, the Randall County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call of a deceased body that was discovered by citizens.

Canyon police officers responded to the scene. The body was located in the tree line west of the Canyon Walmart. 

A positive identification of the body has been made as a missing person from Amarillo. The name of the deceased is being held pending notification of next of kin. 

The Amarillo Police Department has been notified. The APD and CPD will be working collaboratively throughout this ongoing investigation.

High Plains Pundit will have more information on this developing story as it becomes available. 

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