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CrimePolice investigate ninth body found in the San Antonio area in July

23:36  16 july  2019
23:36  16 july  2019 Source:   expressnews.com

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A Bexar County Sheriff’s Office official inspects the scene where the body of a man was found Monday.

The number of bodies found this month in the San Antonio area rose to nine early Tuesday with the discovery of man lying face down on a street in the downtown area.

Police said a cab driver traveling westbound on West Commerce Street about 4:20 a.m. when he noticed the body in the street just west of Pecos La Trinidad.

Police said the man’s body appeared to have a stab wound and a small laceration to the forehead. They are investigating the death.

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The man, who hasn’t been identified, is the ninth person to have been found dead in separate incidents throughout the San Antonio area in July alone.

On Monday, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office reported that a man’s body was discovered by a FedEx driver about 11:45 a.m. in the 3000 block of Running Springs Drive on the far North Side.

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Deputies said the body was on the side of the road and was noticeable to passersby. The man appeared to have trauma to his head, but it is unknown what caused it, the sheriff said.

“We’re still trying to determine if that was the result of criminal activity or if he was struck by a car,” Salazar said Monday.

Salazar also said it was too early to tell if it was a crime or an accident. Investigators are also looking into security cameras at the surrounding homes that might have captured the incident.

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In another case, a woman was found deceased in a home Sunday in the 5200 block of Stonybrook Drive, the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed. Details from the San Antonio police were not immediately available in the case Monday night.

On Friday, the skeletal remains of Andreen McDonald, missing since Feb. 28, were found Friday in a field in the 600 block of Specht Road.

The area where her body was found is about 9 miles away from where the man was found Monday, on the other side of U.S. 281.

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Also on Friday, deputies began searching for unauthorized immigrant Marcos Vasquez Ramirez, also known as Eduardo Lopez, who was being smuggled into the United States from Guatemala to Houston.

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Salazar said Ramirez, 33, had a heart condition, and it might be possible he went into cardiac arrest somewhere near Loop 1604 and Pleasanton Road.

Ramirez was left under a tree, deputies said, but his body has not been discovered as of Monday, nor were there any new updates in the case.

The San Antonio Police Department is also investigating the discovery of a set of human remains and a body July 10 in Tobin Park. Those remains have not been identified as of Monday.

On July 9, authorities found the bodies of missing Devine woman Jessica Sanchez and her ex-boyfriend Jorge Jaramillo, who was accused of kidnapping her at gunpoint, in a field in Pearson.

On July 7, Seguin police said they discovered the skeletal remains of 71-year-old Jacqueline Crayton inside a residence and arrested her daughter Delissa Navonne Crayton, 47, in connection with the case.

She was charged with injury to a child under the age of 15 for allowing her daughter to live in a house while her mother was decaying in the next bedroom.

Jacob Beltran is a reporter covering San Antonio and Bexar County. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | [email protected] | Twitter: @JBfromSA | Priscilla Aguirre is a breaking news reporter and general assignment writer. Read her on our breaking news site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com | [email protected] | @CillaAguirre

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