Officials identify man found dead on side of the road in Brownsville

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Brownsville Police Department is conducting an investigation after a body was found on the side of the road.

According to a press release, officers received a call of a man laying on the side of the road at the intersection of Florence and Father Mestas just after 9:30 Friday morning.

Brownsville police say the man had blood on his face.

The victim was identified as Jose Villarreal Jr., 39.

The Brownsville Police Department has reached out to the Texas Rangers for assistance on August 14.

Officials say the autopsy report is expected later on Monday.

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