Foul play suspected in death of 29-year-old Carlsbad woman

Eddy County Sheriff's investigators suspect foul play in the death of Stevi Kathleen Odom-Lynch of Carlsbad. Her body was found Feb. 26, 2021 near Artesia.

The Eddy County Sheriff’s office suspects foul play in the death of a Carlsbad woman found Friday morning near Artesia, according to Eddy County Sheriff Mark Cage.

Deputies discovered the body of Stevi Kathleen Odom-Lynch, 29, around 10:30 a.m. near East Kincaid Ranch Road and North Lake Road, read a Facebook post from Eddy County CrimeStoppers.

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Investigators said there were signs of foul play in her death and requested the public’s help for information regarding Lynch’s death, per the Facebook post.

A reward of $4,000 was offered by CrimeStoppers leading to an arrest, the Facebook post stated.

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Anyone with information was asked to contact Eddy County CrimeStoppers at 575-887-1888 or 844-786-7227. Tips can also be submitted by visiting

This is a developing story and more information will be released when it becomes available. 

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