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Murder Investigation launched after missing South Texas truck driver turns up dead in Mexican border city

September 24, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Murder Investigation launched after missing South Texas truck driver turns up dead in Mexican border city

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Authorities in the Mexican border state of Coahuila, have launched an investigation after discovering the body of a South Texas commercial truck driver who was recently reported missing.

State authorities mobilized after an anonymous caller warned of a decomposing body on a ranch called San Vicente near Guerrero, Piedras Negras.

A search of the property by police uncovered the body of a male victim, described in his mid-to-early 40’s wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and boots in an advanced state of decomposition.

Crime scene investigators sealed off the property, before extracting the remains and transferring the body to the local morgue.

Texas, law enforcement officials, have since confirmed the identity of the victim as 34-year-old Oscar Ramon Lopez Alfaro, a commercial trucker driver from the Texas border city of Eagle Pass, who was reported missing by relatives last week.

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Body of Oscar Ramon Lopez Alfaro was discovered on a ranch near Piedras Negras

According to local media outlets, Alfaro was last seen crossing the border from Eagle Pass into Piedras Negras last Thursday.

Investigators believe the perpetrators murdered Lopez Alfaro elsewhere and dumped his body at the property after discovering his black Ford Expedition at a nearby ranch called El Saucito.

Mexican police said evidence suggests that unknown gunmen kidnapped Alfaro shortly after he crossed the border into Coahuila.

Authorities have yet to release an official cause of death pending autopsy results and notifying the victim’s family of the results.

Law enforcement officials said the advanced state of decomposition made it difficult for medical examiners to determine the cause of death.

Police haven’t indicated if the murder was somehow drug-related and released no additional details of the investigation, which remains ongoing.

However, the border city of Piedras Negras is a known drug trafficking corridor under the control of the ruthless Los Zetas drug cartel.

Los Zetas, who differentiate themselves through their ruthlessness and bloody methods of executions, reportedly control criminal activities in the border city which include drug trafficking, kidnapping, human smuggling, and extortion.

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