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Body Found in River Identified, Authorities Search for Next of Kin

Body Found in River Identified, Authorities Search for Next of Kin
7 years 5 months 1 week ago Monday, January 30 2017 Jan 30, 2017 January 30, 2017 1:31 PM January 30, 2017 in News

EDINBURG – A male body found in the Rio Grande River was identified through DNA analysis. Authorities are now searching for his next of kin.

On March 26, 2016, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s deputies, with assistance from Border Patrol and Mission Fire Department, recovered the body around 10:00 a.m.

The man’s body had a tattoo on his left leg above his ankle of two hearts saying “Luis Loves Angie.”

Investigators identified the man to be Jose Luis Martinez-Chavarria.

Anyone with information about Martinez-Chavarria’s next of kin can contact the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at (956) 383-8114.

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