POSTED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 10:01am
UPDATED: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 6:39am
MERCEDES, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — A runner discovered the body of man early Thursday morning in a canal just north of Mercedes.
Hidalgo County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the scene and found the body of a man believed to be in his 30's wearing a colored T-shirt and knee length shorts.
Deputies report the victim has distinctive tattoos had some identificaton and a wound, either by gunshot or knife, to his upper body.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death and the investigation is on going.