Body found in wildlife refuge in Hidalgo

Authorities are working to identify the body of a young male found on a wildlife refuge just outside Hidalgo city limits.

Hidalgo County Sheriff TMs Office deputies were called out to a brushy area on 15th Street just south of Texano Drive around 2 p.m. Monday.

Investigators told Action 4 News that the deputies recovered the badly decomposed body of a young male.

The identity of the exact age of the young male are not known but Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Ismael Melo Ochoa ordered an autopsy.

Deputies reported that FBI agents will be taking over the investigation because the body was found on federal land.