Santa Fe police on Saturday released the identity of a man whose body was found decomposing in a bathtub inside a Cerrillos Road hotel room.

Virgil Tortalita, 50, of Kewa Pueblo had strangulation wounds around his neck and stab wounds to his neck, hip, abdomen and chest.

Police discovered the body Monday night at the GreenTree Inn. It was wrapped in bedsheets and had been decomposing for several days, according to court documents.

Police arrested Alvin Crespin, 45, and charged him with murder and three counts of tampering with evidence in connection with Tortalita's death. 

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