Body Found Outside of Banquete Identified

A body that was found Tuesday outside of Banquette has been identified. The Nueces County Sheriff's Department says it is 20-year old Jorge Hilario Marin Manriquez.

Officials said Manriquez is a Mexican citizen from San Fernando, Tamaulipas. Using a cell phone that was found in Manriquez's pocket, officials were able to determine he had made plans to make entry into the United States to visit family members in Houston.

Officials said Manriquez was supposed to arrive on Monday, but he was discovered dead around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday on County Road 83, south of Highway 44. Authorities say they don't believe the body had been there more than a few hours.

So far, no obvious signs of trauma have been found on the body, and an official cause of death has not yet been determined.


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