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Missing Priest's Body Found in Mexico

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A body found dumped on off a highway in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, has been confirmed as that of a missing Texas priest.  

The Diocese of Austin and a family member confirmed Monday that the Rev. Jesse Euresti was found dead in the border city where he had hoped to retire.

The 69-year-old purchased a home in Nuevo Laredo and planned to retire there in July. Euresti had gone last week to work on the home, but police were called when a neighbor discovered a trail of blood from the garage to the bedroom.

Euresti was the pastor at Cristo Rey Catholic Church in south Austin, but he had worked at bilingual parishes all over Texas.

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