ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police in Albuquerque say a man missing for more than a month has been found dead and the case is being investigated as a homicide.

They say the body of 41-year-old John Soyka of Albuquerque has been located, but details weren’t immediately released Thursday.

Police say a suspect told detectives last month that Soyka allegedly had been beaten and possibly dismembered in a northwest Albuquerque garage.

Authorities have been looking for Soyka since Aug. 8.

The Albuquerque Journal reported on Aug. 30 that a man told police he was kidnapped by three people who told him they killed Soyka over a drug debt.

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