- Associated Press - Monday, July 18, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say human remains have been recovered from the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico.

The remains were discovered last week by a crew with the Army Corps of Engineers that had been working along the river a few miles north of Cochiti Lake. The state police dive team helped the Santa Fe Police Department with the recovery.

Police spokesman Greg Gurule confirmed Monday that the investigation is ongoing and the department is working to identify the remains.

Volunteers have been combing canyons and mesas along the Rio Grande for months for any signs of Randy Bilyeu, a Colorado man who went missing in January while searching for a hidden treasure.

Authorities will not speculate about the remains, and Bilyeu’s family says they and the volunteers have no plans to stop searching for him.


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