STARR COUNTY, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Starr County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) responded to a call of a dead body on Friday.
According to a post by SCSO, the body of a 45-year-old man was found by a civilian in the area of Santa Rosa Street, east of Rio Grande City.
Upon arrival, deputies found the body of a Dominican Republic man in the brush area. He was identified through items he had on his body.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, and an autopsy was ordered.
A preliminary autopsy report attributed his death to “exposure to the elements and dehydration,” the post stated.
Authorities said that foul play is not suspected at this time.