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Missing Yoakum man's body found in Guadalupe River

HOCHHEIM, Texas - Texas Game Wardens along with the DeWitt County Sheriff's Office pulled a body of a man out of the Guadalupe River in Hochheim Thursday evening.

DeWitt County Sheriff Carl Bowen said 39-year-old Gabino Morales Rodriguez was reported missing to the Yoakum Police Friday, March 22. Rodriguez's car was found under the 183 bridge in Hochheim Sunday, March 24.

The Sheriff's office did a search with drones and tracking dogs, but were unable to locate him.

Around 6 p.m. Thursday, Gonzalez County Sheriff's got a call about a body found in the river. The body of Rodriguez was recovered less than a mile from U.S. Highway 183 bridge in DeWitt County.

According to Sheriff Bowen, the cause of death in unknown, but an autopsy is being conducted. 


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