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Body of man believed to be undocumented immigrant found in the river south of Maverick Co.

October 21, 2017


EAGLE PASS, Texas -- The body of an unidentified man was found on the banks of the Rio Grande River Friday morning.

Eagle Pass Fire Marshall Rodolfo Cardona said the body of the man, who appeared to be in his twenties, was found by Border Patrol agents who promptly notified the fire department.

The man is believed to have been an undocumented immigrant who drowned in the river as he attempted to cross into the U.S.

An autopsy was ordered by a Justice of the Peace.

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