Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said it is too early to presume the human skull and remains found in a canal are of a missing person or victim of foul play.
Thursday at around 4:30 P.M. a farmer found the remains while working near a canal in Rio Hondo. At the canal off Center Line Road FM 106, were Cameron County Sheriff’s Deputies, Cameron County District Attorney’s Office representatives and Brownsville Fire Department’s Dive Team. At Friday’s press conference, Sheriff Lucio confirmed the remains are human remains and the person had been deceased for months.. The Texas Department of Public Safety’s Texas Rangers are involved in the investigation. The bones are to undergo a forensic examination and currently in the possession of a pathologist with Valley Baptist Medical Center. Sheriff Lucio said the pathologist can determine if the bones are male or female. Sheriff Lucio confirmed the investigation is a homicide investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Dept. at (956) 554-6700.