Cameron County authorities confirm bullet that killed jogger came from Mexico

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Cameron County authorities investigating body found near river levee as homicide. (Source: Cameron County Sheriff’s Office)

Update:

CBS 4 has learned new details in the case of a jogger shot near the Rio Grande levee located south of Riverside Road in Brownsville. 

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio confirmed that the bullet that killed 57-year-old Miguel Angel Valdez- Hernandez came from  the Mexican side of the border.

Lucio adds that on Friday, he met with Tamaulipas authorities to discuss the case. 

Authorities continue their search for a small white pick-up that was last seen leaving the scene around the same time Hernandez’s body was found by a farm worker on June 18.

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The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a homicide investigation after the body of a 57-year-old male was found on Tuesday, June 18.

The body of Miguel Angel Valdez Hernandez was found by a farm worker near the Rio Grande River Levee, south of Riverside Road in Brownsville at approximately 4 p.m Tuesday afternoon.

Deputy Chief Gus Reyna said that an initial investigation indicated Hernandez was jogging by the river levee. Preliminary autopsy results revealed the cause of death was a gunshot wound to Hernandez’s body.

At this time, investigators are looking at a small, white, extended cab truck as a vehicle of interest. According to Reyna, the farm worker saw the truck around the same time that Hernandez was found. Reyna adds that there appeared to be several individuals in the bed of the truck.

It is believed that the shot that killed Hernandez may have come from Mexico and Mexican authorities have been contacted to assist in this investigation.

“At this time, investigators are looking into all possibilities,” says Reyna.

Evaristo Gutiérrez, Tamaulipas State Police public information officer said the incident is being investigated by the state’s AG’s office. 

Iván Moyle with the Tamaulipas Attorney General of Justice office said their authorities in Matamoros are aware of the shooting and are investigating if in fact the bullet came from Mexico.


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