- Dorthea Hot was found dead on June 13 at a residence on County Road 6700 in the Waterflow area.
- The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information for the investigation to call 505-333-7878 and the referral call # 2021-19318.
- The agency is awaiting official autopsy results to determine if this is a homicide case or if Hot died of health problems.
FARMINGTON – The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 32-year-old woman who was found dead at a Waterflow area residence as a possible homicide.
Dorthea Hot was found dead on June 13 at a residence on County Road 6700 in the Waterflow area, according to a Facebook post from the Sheriff’s Office, Call Logs and spokesperson Kristi Hughes.
The agency posted to social media on the morning of July 16 about Hot, who may have died from injuries sustained in a fight between May 30 and June 13.
Dispatch received an unsupervised death call from Hot’s family at 5:39 p.m. on June 13, according to call logs and Hughes.
Investigators received Hot’s preliminary autopsy reports, leading them to believe her death could have been the result of a fight.
The agency is awaiting the official autopsy results to determine if this is a homicide case or if Hot died of health problems, according to Hughes.
Investigators are trying to determine when the fight could have taken place, sharing a two-week window. They also don’t know where the reported fight might have taken place. The fight could have taken place at one of the Walmarts in Farmington or at the Animas Valley Mall.
Investigators have looked at video footage in some locations, but hope the community can help MPs refine the search.
The only information available on the possible suspects released so far is that two were Caucasian women and the third was a Caucasian male.
Witnesses located so far have not been able to provide a definitive date or location. A witness described the fight but could not recall where or when it occurred.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about the investigation to call 505-333-7878 and refer to call # 2021-19318.
Joshua Kellogg covers the latest news for the Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or by email at [email protected].
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