Man Found Dead in Rio Grande City

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 9:43am

First Homicide of the Year for City

RIO GRANDE CITY- Police say this marks the first murder of the year for the city. The body was found between two homes near Martinez and Mariposa St. around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. Police say the man was found face up with a gunshot wound to the right side of his stomach. Tey believe the victim was killed at another location and eventually dropped off. A Mexican voter registration card was found on the body identifying the victim as a 27-yr old Mexican national. Police have contacted the Mexican Consulate and plan to release his name as soon as they notify the next of kin. As of right now police say they have very few leads. Police an autopsy has been ordered results should be in later on this week. In the mean time if you have any information about this murder you are urged to call Rio Grande City Police.

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