Hidalgo Sheriff's Department Investigating Possible Homicide

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 8:06am

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's office is investigating a body that was found west of Alton on Wednesday.

Sheriff deputies and DPS authorities were on the scene after a man's body was found in the brush just off of Abram road and Mile Eleven. Police say they are handling the case as a homicide because there is evidence of foul play on the body.

A woman, who lives near the scene, says this isn't the first time a body has been found in the area. "So you can't leave your gate open, because you don't know who might drive in. It's getting pretty bad, especially for families that have kids around, it's bad." An autopsy report will be conducted and police say they have no suspects at this time.

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