Texas Rangers Identify Body Found in Willacy Co., Suspect Charged

Posted: Updated: Aug 22, 2018 01:10 PM

NEAR SANTA MONICA – A 27-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection to a body found near Santa Monica. 

On Friday, the Texas Rangers confirmed the human remains are of 71-year-old William "Bill" Costello. 

According to a Fall River Diocese statement release sent out Monday, the body of the retired priest was found in a cemetery more than two weeks after his disappearance on Aug. 1.

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