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Police Hopeful Recovery of Vehicle Will Solve Open Murder Investigation

HARLINGEN, Texas - An open homicide investigation for Nahomi Rodriguez has been on the minds and hearts of the Harlingen Police Department for nearly two years. 

“Until we have somebody in custody and closure for this family we’re going to keep working on this,” said Daniel Villarreal, Deputy Chief for the Investigations Division. 

“We’re going back reworking leads that we had looked at prior and also anything new that comes in,” Villarreal said. 

Rodriguez was last seen entering a light colored early 2000s Ford Escape on surveillance video outside her work at a McDonald’s in Harlingen in July 2016. 

Her skeletal remains were found in Rio Hondo in April 2017. 

“We need to locate that vehicle, we have put out the video again recently (on Facebook) as well,” he said while urging viewers to re-watch the surveillance video. 

“If they can think back on that time, anything they can remember, anyone who lives in that area around the Morgan and Washington area here in Harlingen,” he said. 

“We have contact with the family, both parents and her aunt that visit with us frequently for updates and we keep them posted on anything that we’re working on,” Villarreal said, reminding residents to come forward with any information that could help bring an end to this case.

If you have any information call Crime Stoppers. You may remain anonymous and may be eligible for the $25,000 reward. 

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