Deceased man found in ditch on Coletoville Road

Here are the details regarding the case

VICTORIA, Texas – On Wednesday, July 21, at 6:49 p.m. a citizen reported to the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office that she had been notified via phone call that her uncle had passed away. She was told her uncle’s body was left in a ditch on the side of the road in 4900 block of Coletoville Road.

The citizen advised that her uncle had crossed into the U.S. undocumented. She also reported he was being transported by persons involved in human trafficking.

According to the citizen, the unknown caller reported that her uncle had passed away during transport. She reported that the caller gave her GPS coordinates of where the body had been left.

Using the directions given by the caller, Victoria County deputy sheriffs located the deceased male in the brush. To continue the investigation, investigators and the Crime Scene Unit were dispatched to the scene.

In the meantime, Homeland Security is working with investigators in the case. An autopsy has been ordered. At this time, next of kin are being notified, and identification is pending.