State police are continuing to investigate, but said they have no reason to believe a kidnapping happened earlier this week in Fort Sumner.
Public information Officer Lt. Jimmy Glascock said the state police criminal investigation unit was called to Fort Sumner about 9:30 a.m. Monday to handle the case in northeast Fort Sumner. He said the male victim was recovered.
Tuesday night, Glascock said no evidence was available to suggest a kidnapping took place.
“At this point in the investigation,” Glascock said, “there is not evidence supporting the theory that the individual is a victim of criminal activity.”
Glascock said investigators are still trying to figure out what happened, but said it was an ongoing investigation and wouldn’t comment on specific details.
“I think investigations like this are rare where we cannot establish evidence of what exactly occurred,” Glascock said. “Our guys have worked hard, but there’s no evidence that the individual is a victim.”