February 8, 2012, News Center 23 Morning Update
Good morning, I'm Na'Tassia Finley with your News Center 23 update. Today is Wednesday, February 8th, 2012.
An autopsy shows 18 year-old Brenda Dominguez took her own life.
Construction workers found the girl's body Monday morning inside the stairwell of the science building on the UTPA campus. .
Dominguez was a junior at Edinburg North High School.
She recently moved to the valley to live with her grandparents.
Police have not said what the high schooler was doing on the college campus.
The Hidalgo County Sheriff's office has identified a man found murdered in Alamo.
Investigators say 39 year-old Oscar Trevino was shot in the back of the head and dumped behind a home on Verbena St.
Records show Trevino was a felon with a lengthy rap sheet having been arrested at both the state and federal level.
Trevino's arrests all occurred outside of the valley in cities like Houston, Austin and Corpus Christi.
The sheriff suspects Trevino was a gang member judging by the types of tattoos found on his body.
No word yet on any suspects.
Hidalgo County Deputies are still searching for one suspect after two men robbed a Weslaco woman at knife point.
Deputies arrived at the 17-hundred block of mile 10 North just before 5:30 Tuesday morning.
The homeowner says she was awakened by noises and when she went to see what those noises were two men grabbed her and put a knife to her throat.
The victim says the men demanded money and took several items from her house.
The victim broke free and ran for help.
Deputies arrested 30 year-old Alejandro del Siderio Arias.
They're still searching for the second suspect.
A Harlingen man is in jail after police say they caught him with thousands of dollars worth of cocaine.
Ricardo Moreno Junior tried to drive through the Gateway International Bridge when officers detained him.
A drug-sniffing dog alerted officers and when they searched the car police say they found more than 16-pounds of cocaine.
San Benito city council is seeking legal advice from its attorney after an ethics complaint has been filed by Alfonso Benavides, against the mayor.
He claims San Benito Mayor Joe Hernandez not only allowed, but supported, the operation of an illegal raspa or snow cone stand next to his barber shop.
Benavides says Mayor Hernandez should have removed himself from discussions about the issue when it came before the city commission.
Mayor Hernandez doesn't think he's done anything wrong.
He says when the ordinance was passed he believed it was meant to keep roadside vendors from selling things like puppies and retail items.
South Padre Island will get a cleanup this weekend thanks to the Adopt-A-Beach project.
The cleanup is scheduled to take place this Friday at Edwin Atwood Park off of Highway 100 and near beach access number five.
Those interested in volunteering should show up before 9 a-m; the cleanup will run through 11:30.
The event is one of three all-volunteer seasonal cleanups coordinated through the state's Adopt-A-Beach program.
Join us tonight for your Upper and Lower Valley reports right here on News Center 23 at five and ten.
Have a good Wednesday. Take care.