Tag: Rio Grande City

Father of Chayse Olivarez is shot in front of his home in Rio Grande City

The father of Chayse Olivarez, the teen who disappeared and whose body was found in August, was shot several times in front of his home on Friday night in Rio Grande City. Casimiro Olivarez is currently hospitalized, however, his condition is unknown. The Rio Grande City Police Department, the Starr County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Rangers are investigating this case. If you have information that could help officers, call the Rio Grande City Police Department at (956)...

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DPS increase reward in cold case murder in Rio Grande City

The Texas Department of Public Safety asking the public’s help in solving the murder of Laura Guadalupe Guerra in Rio Grande City back in 1990. Guerra’s body was found in a wooded area across the Rio Motel on May 23rd, 1990. The 22-year-old woman had been shot and killed but detectives believe she was murdered elsewhere possibly the hotel and her body dumped in the wooded area. DPS say she went missing 3 days before her body was found. Several leads were investigated but the case was never solved. An increased reward of $6,000 is offered to anyone who...

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18-year-old Salvador Martinez charged in the murder of a 17-year-old RGC teen

A fourth suspect in the murder of a 17 year old in Rio Grande City is formally charged. Tuesday afternoon, 18 year old Salvador Martinez was charged with tampering with evidence and tampering with a body. He pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. 17 year old Chase Olivarez disappeared at the end of July. His body was found at the beginning of August on a ranch in Roma. Investigators say that a disagreement between the suspects and the victim could have been the motive. Martinez received a bond of $ 750,000 dollars. The trial date is set...

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Fourth Suspect Arrested in Rio Grande City Teen’s Murder

The Starr County District Attorney’s Office announcing a fourth suspect has been arrested in connection to a 17-year-old’s murder over the summer 18-year-old, Salvador Martinez was arrested by the Texas Rangers on Thursday and charged with tampering with evidence and tampering with a corpse. This as part of an investigation into the disappearance and murder of Chayse Olivarez of Rio Grande City. Olivarez was reported missing last July and found dead of a gunshot wound in august. 17-year-old, Jose Luis Garcia along with two unidentified 16 year-olds have also been...

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Car Chase with involved Shooting leads to 480lb Marijuana Seizure

A car chase that involved a shooting leads to the seizure of 480 pounds of marihuana Near Rio Grande City. Border Patrol agents stating they were following the driver of a 2007 Pontiac on La Prieta Road. Another agent who was parked on the street near the incident reported in order to avoid being hit by the suspected driver, he drove out of the way and pulled out his gun firing 4 times through his own windshield. The suspect drove into the river and swam towards Mexico. No one was injured. The suspect who fled was not identified. If...

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