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Authorities Need Your Help to Locate Family of Discovered Body

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — The Hidalgo County Sheriff Department needs your help to find the family of a 17-year old male found dead on Val Verde Road. Through his fingerprints authorities have identified the victim as Mario Perez Aguilar– a Mexican National possible from the state of Veracruz. Aguilar’s body was found Sunday in an orchard grove south of Business 83. The consulate is working to find his next of kin. If you have any information about this investigation please contact the Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers at (956) 668-8477. All calls remain...

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Investigators identify man discovered deceased in Donna orchard

Donna (KFXV) – Investigators with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s office have now identified the man who was discovered dead in an orchard in a rural part of donna over the weekend. According to the sheriff’s department,investigators identified the person through fingerprinting as a 17-year-old Mexican National. Officials are working with the Mexican Consulate to notify his family, before releasing his identity. A concerned citizen called police after finding the man in an orchard south of business 83 on Val Verde road in Donna early Saturday morning. Police have ordered an autopsy and are waiting for the results. They have...

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Donna Police Investigating Man Found Dead in Orchard

Donna (KFXV) — A man’s body was discovered in an orchard in Donna. According to officials, a resident of the area found the body in an orchard in a rural part of Donna located near the 600 block of South Val Verde road early in the morning. Police say they have not identified the person as of yet, but believe him to be a young adult. Fox News cameras were there as investigators collected evidence, and shut down the surrounding...

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Donna Drowning Victim identified

Donna (KFXV) — The identity of the man found decomposing under the Donna international bridge last week has been revealed. This makes him the 10th known person to die while crossing into the US since the beginning of the year. Just seven days after finding a deceased body next to the Rio Grande. Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department identified Jorge Armando Garcia. “June 29th at 10:12a.m. we responded to the Donna Port of Entry where we responded to a male body found in the river.” Drownings in the rio grande are a common occurrence with undocumented immigrants crossing into the...

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Donna ISD Police Chief Fired by School Board

DONNA (KFXV) — For the second time in three years, Roy Padilla has been let go from his position as Donna ISD Police Chief. It was during a school board meeting last week that the decision to fire Roy Padilla was made. Three years after a first suspension from the Donna School District, Mr. Padilla was put on administrative leave without pay after an internal investigation in the district’s police department. Today we know that Padilla is looking into making in appeal in his case. Padilla allegedly filed a motion to have his case heard in an open meeting...

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