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Mercedes Man Found Dead Along Canal

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Posted: Jan 3, 2013 1:11 PM

Updated: Jan 4, 2013 8:30 AM

MERCEDES - Police are investigating the death of a man found near a canal bank early this morning. The unidentified man was found sitting in a chair along the canal bank near the Expressway and FM 491.

Police put up a tarp to shield their investigation from the public driving by on the roadway.

Hidalgo County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Gilberto Saenz tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS the young man died from a single gunshot wound to the head. Saenz says the investigation at this point will focus on whether this was a murder or a suicide.

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