Body found on border levee


BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Cameron County authorities are looking for a suspect in a possible murder case along the Rio Grande River. It’s an incident involving a Brownsville resident and the only clue could lead to spill over violence from Mexico.

The investigation is ongoing by the Cameron County Sheriff’s department after a body is found by the river with gunshot wounds. Earlier today the sheriff’s department holding a press conference for more on the incident.

Cameron County Chief Deputy Gus Reyna, “On Tuesday, June 18th at approximately 4:00 p.m. an unresponsive male subject was found on the Rio Grande River levee, south of Riverside Road in Brownsville. Cameron County, Texas.”

According to Reyna the victim was identified as 57-year-old Brownsville resident Miguel Angel Valdez Hernandez. He was said to be a frequent jogger of the area and was found by a local farmer on Tuesday.

Preliminary investigations say that he died as a result of gunshot wound to the waist area. At this time authorities do not have a motive, nor any suspects connected on the case. One of the only leads found was through surveillance cameras facing the Mexican side of the border at the time of the incident.

A small white extended cab truck is a vehicle of interest across the Valley. The Cameron County Sheriff’s Department saying they’re considering all options including the possibility that the bullet may have come from the other side of the border.

Local authorities are currently working with their Mexican counterparts on this case. They’re asking for anyone with information related to the incident, to contact it to the Cameron County Sheriff’s Department. 

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