Posted: Oct 9, 2013 9:35 PM
Updated: Oct 9, 2013 10:28 PM
NORTH OF MERCEDES - Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies are investigating the murder of a man north of Mercedes.
A jogger found the body just feet from a canal off Mile 1 West Road at about 7 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.
The body had a puncture wound to the upper torso, deputies said. Trevino said it isn't clear if the wound was caused by a gunshot or knife.
"We believe it might have been dumped overnight and might have been here the entire day," Trevino said.
"You really have to know this area and have business out in this area or else you're not going to be found. It's quite a maze with all the canals and all the fields," Trevino said.
Deputies will notify the victim's family before releasing his name to the public.