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Officials investigating death of Roosevelt County man


March 18, 2020

PORTALES — The region’s Major Crimes Unit has been activated to investigate the death of a Roosevelt County man.

Sheriff Malin Parker issued a news release Wednesday stating Ben Tabor, 35, “had sustained head injuries during some type of altercation with another male individual while parked” on the side of NM 235.

In the release, Parker said deputies responded to a report of an injured subject about 11:30 a.m. on March 8 near the Texas state line.

Upon arrival, they found Tabor alert and talking to emergency personnel.

Tabor initially was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital then transported to a Lubbock hospital, where he died on March 12.

No charges had been filed in the case as of Wednesday morning.


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