Man Found Dead inside Monroe Street Canal

The body of a deceased person was found in the downtown area of Eagle Pass, Monday night.


By: Jose Landa


Eagle Pass, TX - The body of a deceased person was found in the downtown area of Eagle Pass, Monday night.


Eagle Pass Police Department officials responded to a call reporting a possible deceased person in an area in close proximity to the Garrison St. overpass.


Police officials responded to the area at approximately 8:27 pm and found a deceased individual under the Monroe St. bridge near the Garrison St. Overpass.


Patrol officers proceeded to call in the Eagle Pass Police Department Detectives Division and Texas Ranger Joe Sanchez to investigate and determine the persons’ death.


It’s believed that the individual fell into the Canal area sustaining frontal facial and cranial injuries that could have led to his unfortunate death.


EPPD Detectives and Ranger Joe Sanchez are working diligently to gather evidence that will help determine the individuals’ cause of death.


At approximately 9:30 pm Maverick County Justice of the Peace Tere Melendrez arrived and declared the individual deceased as required by law.


JP Melendrez did identify the deceased person as a male adult.


No further information was provided regarding the individuals’ identity.


Personnel from Memorial Funeral Chapels arrived and took possession of the body and could possibly transport it to Laredo, Texas for an autopsy to be conducted.



Hombre encontrado muerto dentro de Monroe St. Canal


Eagle Pass, TX - El cuerpo de una persona fallecida fue encontrado en el área del centro de Eagle Pass, el lunes por la noche. Funcionarios del Departamento de Policía de Eagle Pass respondieron a una llamada informando una posible persona fallecida en un área cercana al paso elevado de Garrison St. Los oficiales de policía respondieron al área aproximadamente a las 8:27 pm y encontraron a un individuo fallecido debajo del puente de Monroe St. cerca del paso elevado de Garrison St. Los oficiales de patrulla procedieron a llamar a la División de Detectives del Departamento de Policía de Eagle Pass y al Ranger de Texas Joe Sanchez para investigar y determinar la muerte de la persona. Se cree que el individuo cayó en el área del Canal sufriendo lesiones craneales frontales y craneales que podrían haberlo llevado a su desafortunada muerte. Los Detectives del EPPD y el Ranger de Texas Joe Sanchez están trabajando diligentemente para reunir pruebas que ayudarán a determinar la causa de muerte de la persona. Aproximadamente a las 9:30 p.m., la juez de paz del condado de Maverick, Tere Melendrez, llegó y declaró a la persona difunta como lo exige la ley. JP Melendrez identificó a la persona fallecida como un hombre adulto. No se proporcionó más información sobre la identidad de las personas. El personal de la Funeraria Memorial Funeral Chapels llegó y tomó posesión del cuerpo y posiblemente podría transportarlo a Laredo, Texas, para que se realice una autopsia.

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