Dead Body Found Near Boca Chica Beach

POSTED: Monday, January 26, 2009 - 9:38am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:32am

A dead body is found near the mouth of the Rio Grande near Boca Chica Beach.

The body a Hispanic man the Cameron County Sheriff's Department says in his 30's was found this morning by a fisherman. Boca Chica beach is where the mouth of the Rio Grande meets the Gulf of Mexico. It's usually a peacefully peace where people come to relax and enjoy great fishing.

Friday it was a different story, around 10 in the morning, a hearse and the Cameron County Sheriff Department were called out to get the dead body. A winter Texan from Minnesota says he saw it all. The Sheriff Departments says the body was in the water for about a day. The man had a tattoo on his right arm with the name "EVA". He also had several other tattoos including a cross, the Virgin Mary, and one that says "People"

The Cameron County Sheriff Department has not identified the body. Their investigation continues. The sheriff has also notified Mexican authorities they have found a body.

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