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Body found in Culberson Co. identified as undocumented man

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
CULBERSON COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

A body that was found earlier this week in Culberson County has been identified as Javier Rodriguez, 34, from La Playa Veracruz, Mexico.

The county sheriff, Oscar Carrillo, has confirmed that the body was discovered at around 6 p.m. Thursday at the Trinity Land and Cattle Company Ranch, 6.4 miles south of Interstate 10.

We’re told that a rancher found the body while conducting a routine check of the land.

Rodriguez was undocumented and believed to be in the country illegally, according to Sheriff Carrillo.

The sheriff’s office is still conducting an investigation with the help of ICE officials. Sheriff Carrillo said that Rodriguez is suspected of entering the country from Ojinaga, Mexico.

The body has been sent to a medical examiner in El Paso. Sheriff Carrillo said they suspect that the body has been dead for about 10 days.

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