TAOS — The Taos County Sheriff's Office has identified a woman whose body was found in the Rio Grande late last week as 44-year-old Ivy Valerio of Ranchos de Taos.

Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said the state Office of the Medical Investigator has not determined the cause of death for Valerio, whose body was recovered June 16, but a preliminary examination "did not show any external injuries."

Hogrefe said an agent with the federal Bureau of Land Management found the woman's body and New Mexico State Police assisted in the retrieval.

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