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3:12 pm
Wed October 6, 2010

Man Wanted In Wife's Murder Found Dead In Las Cruces

Las Cruces – Authorities say a man sought in the death of his estranged wife in Kansas has been found dead in southern New Mexico.

Dona Ana County sheriff's investigator Lindell Wright confirmed the body found Tuesday was that of Hoseah Masabah Kaminja, but said any information had to come from Kansas detectives.

Hutchinson, Kan., police Capt. Troy Hoover says the man's body was found inside his car parked in a Las Cruces neighborhood.

An autopsy was ordered, but Hoover says the death appeared to be a suicide.

Authorities had been searching for the 48-year-old occupational therapist since his estranged wife, 41-year-old Wilfrida Masabah, was found dead in her home last week.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com

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