Update: VPD release photos of tattoos on body found in construction site
VICTORIA, Texas — Update 2/7/19:
VPD released new photos of tattoos from the body that was found at the construction site near Walmart Monday morning. They hope the photos will lead to someone coming forward to help identify the body.
Anyone with any information should contact Victoria Crime Stoppers at 572-4200.
Original story 2/4/19:
A body was found near a Walmart on north Navarro Monday morning.
We sent Newscenter 25s David Gibson to speak with Victoria Police Department to find out what we know at this point.
There is very little details but right now VPD is investigating a body of man that was found around 7am in a construction site next to Walmart.
At the end of a dead end road, on a rainy Monday morning construction workers found the body of a dead man.
“Upon their arrival it was determined that it appears that the body has been there for quite sometime,” says Lt. Eline Moya,VPD PIO.
The construction workers from Triple B Services are working on the Placado Beneviedes project which will connect Glasow to Salem road.
“Some construction workers in that area, called in a body that was deceased in the field,” adds Lt.Moya.
The man’s age and race are unknown but Victoria Police believe he’s been dead for.. weeks. “You have to take into consideration the environment and the weather we’ve had,” tells Lt. Moya.
Public Information Officer Lt. Moya says the body was sitting above ground meaning it’s wasn’t buried.
He was wearing a Black hoodie, Light Jeans and Black Work Boots.
“He also had a black tattoo on the right side of his body and we are not able to determine exactly what it is,” says Lt. Moya.
VPD is releasing the description in hopes of someone identifying the victim.
“If there is someone they have not seen in awhile and i will say at least 2 months to contact Victoria Crimestoppers at 572-4200,” exclaims Lt. Moya
The investigation is in the preliminary stages. “We are working with the medical examiners office to see what there findings are,”
We received several posts on social media asking if this man is TJ Vela but according to VPD there are no connections to the vela case.
The investigation is ongoing and we will update you when more information becomes avaiable.
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