Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department Investigates Homicide in Alamo

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POSTED: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 8:35am

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 10:54am

ALAMO - The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide near Alamo.

Sheriff Lupe Trevino said when deputies arrived on scene, they found the body of a Hispanic man in his late 20's behind a home on Verbena street.

They said it looked like he had been beaten and shot in the head.

The call came from construction workers who had been doing renovations on the house. The family of the home has been away while the renovations were being completed.

Trevino said they have identified the victim, but are waiting to notify relatives before releasing his name.  

Tattoos on the victim's body lead deputies to believe the man is a gang member.

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