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Body Found near Edcouch Under Investigation

5 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, February 16 2017 Feb 16, 2017 February 16, 2017 4:20 PM February 16, 2017 in News

UPDATE (2/17): Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office released the identity of a man found dead on the side of a road.

Investigators identified the man as Antonio Urbina Jr.

A sheriff’s office spokesperson said someone passing by found Urbina’s body along a dirt road outside of Edcouch. An autopsy was ordered to determine how the man died. 

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NEAR EDCOUCH - Investigators are working to identity a body that was found on the side of a road near Edcouch.

A passerby found the body around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday and called it in.

Upon their arrival, authorities found the body of a man on the ground. The body didn’t appear to have been outside for a long time.

Deputies also found a dog next to the man. It’s not clear if it was his or a stray dog.

Investigators said they aren’t ruling out anything.

A spokesperson with the sheriff’s office said they’re working to contact his next of kin and track down any potential witnesses.

Count on CHANNEL 5 NEWS to bring you more details as they become available.  

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