Former Mayor found dead

Rick Rodriguez // Facebook Photo

Authorities are investigating the death of former Harlingen Mayor Rick Rodriguez.

Family members told Action 4 News his body was found at the corner of East Tyler Avenue and North 5th Street around 6 a.m. Thursday.

Harlingen police have yet to confirm the identity of the body, but no foul play suspected.

Investigators said Rodriguez was wearing jogging clothes at the time of his death and may have had a heart attack.

Action 4 News spoke to Cameron County Justice of the Peace Eloy Cano about Rodriguez's death.

Judge Cano said he pronounced Rodriguez dead at 6:12 a.m. Thursday and ordered an autopsy to learn more about how he died.

Action 4 News will provide more information as it becomes available.