Body Found Could be Illegal Immigrant

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 8:30am

It was an unusual discovery for a driver on Monday morning, as he drove near the intersection of 5 Mile North and Western road, north of Mission, he spotted a body lying in the middle of the road and called police.

Investigators didn't find any trauma to the body, so for now, they are not ruling the death as a homicide, Sheriff Lupe Trevino says there is a evidence that the victim was an illegal immigrant who died and a smuggler had dumped the victim at the intersection.

The Sheriff's Department has investigated about three to four cases, in the last two years, that resemble the body they found on Monday. It is known that smugglers will dump the dead person in an area where someone will see it and report it to police. An autopsy has been ordered by authorities to determine the cause of death.

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