CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — San Patricio County Sheriff's investigators reported to 3News Wednesday that they believe a body found in a creek along County Road 2004 may have been dumped there.

Sheriff Oscar Rivera said they believe that 27-year-old Alfedo Vasquez of Corpus Christi was not killed at that location, but was possibly murdered and then dumped into the creek.

Vasquez's body was found Tuesday morning by workers at a nearby pipeline project. His body was face down in a creek a few miles outside Portland, Texas.

Authorities said they believe the case may be a homicide because they discovered wounds on his body.