Tag: Hidalgo County

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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11 Gang Members Netted in ‘Palm Harvest’ Warrant Sting

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — We have an update to a story we brought you yesterday. The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office has released more information on a two-day roundup of gang members. Deputies executed operation, “Palm Harvest” that netted 11 known gang members, all with active warrants for them. The individuals’ ages range from 23 to 47 with crimes that include possession of marijuana, terroristic threats, and driving while intoxicated. The sheriff’s office asks anyone with information on someone who is wanted by their department to call their crime stoppers...

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Undocumented Guatemalan Woman Identified

MISSION (KFXV) — The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department has identified the woman found dead on the outskirts of Bentsen State Park. Through fingerprinting, forensic investigators identified the 34-year-old Guatemalan woman as Glenda Joana De Leon Molina. border patrol agents discovered Molina’s body in a rural portion of Mission, frequented by undocumented people. An autopsy revealed that molina died of heat...

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EXCLUSIVE: San Juan Mayor Addresses Investigation Rumors

San Juan (KFXV) — In the city of San Juan, a city official is speaking out on accusations made against him. Mario Garza, current city mayor of San Juan speaks to Fox News after allegations of his possible involvement in a theft and bribery case at the Adult Probation Center. Earlier this week, several reports implying that newly sworn-in mayor, Mario Garza could have been one of the adult probation officers in Hidalgo County under investigation for theft and bribery. “I am truly telling the honest truth that I have nothing to do with that type of situation. Obviously,...

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Former Probation Officer’s Lawyers Say He’s ‘Innocent’

Edinburg (KFXV) — Wednesday, the lawyer for the probation officer, Carlos De La Fuente, who surrendered in the investigation involving alleged bribery at the Hidalgo County Probation Department spoke to Fox News about the case. He says that his client is innocent, and that the entire thing is a misunderstanding. “Contrary to the rumors, my client did not get fired, he quit, and we have his letter of resignation to prove it,” lawyer Orlando Jimenez stated. He added that after speaking with Hidalgo County investigators, they confirmed more arrests regarding this investigation were expected in the...

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