New Mexico State Police Officer’s Cause Of Death Determined

NMSP Ofc. Omar Carrasco/Photo Courtesy NMSP


The Office of the Medical Investigator has determined the New Mexico State Police officer found deceased in his home earlier this week died of natural causes. 

New Mexico State Police Officer Omar Carrasco, 24, was found deceased inside his home in Santa Rosa on the evening of Monday, July 18, 2022, after he failed to report to work for his scheduled shift, and attempts to reach him by phone were unsuccessful. 

Upon arriving at the home, officers located Officer Carrasco’s patrol unit parked outside and made entry inside after knocks on the door went unanswered. 

Officer Carrasco was located inside the residence deceased. His body did not have any obvious signs of foul play. He was transported to the Office of the Medical Investigator where an autopsy was performed. 

Officer Carrasco graduated from the New Mexico State Police 99th Recruit School on June 10, 2022. Upon graduation, he had been assigned to the Uniform Bureau in Santa Rosa. 

Officer Carrasco was a native of El Paso, TX. He is survived by many family members including his father, grandmother, and brother. His body was escorted home to El Paso on Wednesday by his brothers and sisters of the New Mexico State Police, where his funeral services will be held next week.