Body Found in Riviera Confirmed to be Missing Harlingen Man

The Nueces County Medical Examiners Office confirmed Wednesday that the body that was found in Kleberg County Tuesday was a man reported missing out of Harlingen.

David Mark Garcia, 52, was reported missing to the Harlingen Police Department on Aug. 16. He was last seen in Kleberg County.

The Kleberg County Sheriff's Office responded to reports that a motorist on U.S. Highway 77 near Riviera had pulled over and noticed a strong odor of something decomposing on Tuesday. When they arrived, they discovered Garcia's body.

The Criminal Investigations Division found clothing and footwear that was similar what Garcia had been wearing when he went missing. They are still investigating how Garcia got there.


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