Autopsy to determine cause of death for body found near edge of river


POSTED: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 4:04pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 7:50am

Mission police are waiting on the results of a pending autopsy to determine how a man's body ended up near the edge of the river.

A sheriff's deputy first spotted the body Sunday afternoon in a grassy area near Inspiration Road and Military Hwy.

Authorities say the victim is a Hispanic male believed to be in his 30s.

Mission Police Sgt. Manny Casas says the autopsy results will determine if the victim drowned in the river or if foul play was involved.

Casas added that the body was swollen and disfigured from being in the water, but investigators do not believe the body was there for more than a few days.

We will bring you the latest information as it becomes available.

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