Authorities are investigating how a body ended up in a ditch just outside Alamo city limits.
It all happened on Earling Road just east of Tower Road on Tuesday afternoon.
Alamo firefighters were called to put out a car on fire near a canal in the area.
Firefighters found a body in an advanced state of decomposition.
Hidalgo County Sheriff TMs Office deputies have taken over the over the investigation.
The car fire and the body are not believed to be related.