Investigators found a 44-year-old man dead Monday near the intersection of East Owassa Road and North Veterans Boulevard.

At about 7 p.m. Monday the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office dispatched deputies to the intersection, where someone reported a man on the ground. Called Lopezville, the unincorporated area is between Pharr and Edinburg.

When deputies arrived, the man didn’t have a pulse, said Sgt. J.P. Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.

Ana Maria Perez said the man is her brother, 44-year-old Ismael Perez.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident as an “equivocal death.”