Bodies of Men Wrapped in Plastic Found on Texas-Mexico Border

Men believed to have been killed elsewhere, dumped in canal

Wednesday, May 23, 2012  |  Updated 12:49 PM CDT
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Bodies of Men Wrapped in Plastic Found on Border

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Maverick County authorities and Texas Rangers are investigating the discovery of two bodies found dumped in a canal.

The bodies, both men and both unidentified, have been taken to San Antonio for autopsies. They were wearing only underwear when found Tuesday.

Chief Deputy Ruben Cano tells the San Antonio Express-News one of the men had a large cut on his neck, was wrapped in plastic bags and appeared to have been killed somewhere else.

The other is believed to have been killed at the canal near Eagle Pass.

Drug cartel violence is common across the border from the county and Eagle Pass is a known smuggling point for the Mexican Mafia prison gang but Cano says homicides are rare in Maverick County, with only one or two a year.

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