(Deming) – The Deming man who had been the focus of a river search has been located in Columbus.
Deming Police Capt. Glenn Chadborn confirmed that 36-year-old Leroy Almanza contacted his father from Columbus, and his father contacted law enforcement officials.
Chadborn said they appreciate the community’s help while officers were seeking confirmation that Almanza was not in any danger.
The police department received information that Almanza may have jumped into the Mimbres River Sunday afternoon while the river had a strong current from recent rainfall.