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Case File 1524UMTX

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Belt Buckle & Sock

Unidentified Hispanic Male

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 20-30 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'0-5'1"; 130 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair; brown eyes. The victim had a black goatee, a 3-5 inch scar on his left thigh, and a 3-4 inch scar on the back of his left forearm.
  • Clothing: A blue plaid button down shirt over another blue plaid shirt, beige grayish pants, a black belt with a silver Levi Strauss brand belt buckle, and black Playstaron brand socks. He was carrying a pair of blue underwear in his front pocket and had a black wallet with a single picture of a Hispanic male.
  • Dentals: Available

Case History
The victim drowned in the Guadalupe River. The man, and another man, Jaime Perez-Perez of Guatemala, drowned in the river after evading deputies April 11. Their bodies were found days after the escape. The two men had been missing since they and four other men jumped into the river. They were in a group of 13 suspected illegal immigrants who fled on foot after a pickup crashed through a fence and stopped in a pasture off Fox Road earlier that day. The truck driver, traveling south on U.S. Highway 59, had refused to stop for a deputy. Seven people were captured on land, and six went into the river. Four people were seen getting out of the Guadalupe on the opposite bank, and two were later found.

John Doe might have been from Guatemala, but the vehicle he was in had people from multiple countries, including El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

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Source Information:
Texas Department of Public Safety
The Victoria Advocate

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