Tag: Alamo

Details Released in Effort to Identify Body Found in Rio Grande

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — The victim found with several articles of clothing and even a tattoo that authorities are hoping will help identify him. Hidalgo County Sheriff deputies and Alamo firefighters responded to the Rio Grande River Tuesday to extract a man from the water. This the first case of 2017 of someone found lifeless in the river dividing the U.S. and Mexico. “The body was eventually recovered from the water and upon examination, our investigators determined the approximate age of the deceased was between 30 to 40 years old,” said Sgt. JP Rodriguez, of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s...

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Public’s Help Needed in Locating Elderly Patient’s Family

Weslaco (KFXV) — The Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco is asking the help of fox news viewers to help locate the family of an elderly patient that was admitted. Juan Gaona Martinez, aged 91, was brought to the hospital several days ago, and is a resident of Donna, but may originally be from Edcouch or Elsa. Martinez said he has a daughter named Maria Elena, and a son who lives in Alamo. He is described as a 5 feet, 5 inches, and weighs about 140 pounds. He was brought into the hospital last year, and Donna Police believe he...

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Police Identify Man In High Speed Chase

McAllen (KFXV) — Authorities have confirmed the identity of a man that lead police on high speed chase through several valley cities. 25-year-old, Matias Alejandro Rocha of Roma was arrested minutes after the pursuit ended. It all started in Donna, went through Alamo, San Juan and Pharr and ended at the intersection of McColl and 495. Agents from several different agencies inspected his vehicle and discovered methamphetamines. He faces charges for evading arrest, and possession of a controlled substance. His bond set at $15,000...

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Alamo Woman Faces Charges After Evading Arrest

Alamo (KFXV) — A woman in Alamo is facing charges after trying to disarm a police officer. The incident happened on the day after Thanksgiving, November 25th, at around 2:30 in the afternoon at a department store on the 3300 block on Highway 83. Lilian Nuñez Rubio was questioned about whether or not she paid for the items she had in her possession, she tried to run away. When police tried to arrest her, she tried to take the officer’s gun away. The woman faces robbery charges, evading arrest, and assault of an officer. Her bond is set at...

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Director of Housing Administration faces federal fraud charges

La Joya (kfxv) – The executive director of the board of housing Administration is suspended and faces federal charges. 48 year old JJ Garza that was suspended from his position without salary and could possibly, according to authorities, be fired. This investigation began last October for allegedly committing fraud with a bid involving construction contracts in the housing authorities of Donna and Alamo. The alleged fraud consisted of inflating expenses of some projects that were built using federal...

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