A Woman's Body Found In Field Near Alton

POSTED: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 11:58pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm

Hidalgo County Investigators are working the case of a woman found dead just Northeast of Alton, this afternoon.
Investigators believe she was shot to death. The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate the identity of this woman, whose believed to be from McAllen..
Sheriff Lupe Trevino says, Around 4:15 this afternoon, a farm field worker made a frieghtening discovery.....a body.
It happened on 8-mile line road and Glass-cock, near Alton.
Sheriff Trevino says, the woman's body had bullet wounds in the stomach area on her right side.
The woman did have identification on her, and at this time investigators are trying to determine if the ID found on her belongs to her.
The Shefiff's Department will not release the name found on the ID card yet.
Currently, Investigators are getting fingerprints off the body and have ordered an autopsy.
Sheriff Trevino, also says, they'll take her finger prints, run them through police records, and see if they match with anyone in their police files.

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