The Otero County Sheriff's Office announced today that the body recovered from a field near County Road 24 and County Road Z earlier this year has been identified and that they are investigating the man's death as a homicide.
According to the Sheriff's Office the body has been identified as Jonathan Vinson, 22, of La Junta.
Investigators were able to make a positive identification based on the man's fingerprints and with assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
Vinson's death is an active homicide investigation and the Sheriff's Office asks that anyone with information call them. Their number is 719-384-5941.