Search for Harlingen man missing in Mexico ends in tragedy

Sanchez coached youth soccer in Matamoros // Family Photo

A Harlingen family's search has ended in tragedy.

Family members confirmed that the body of Apolonio Polo Sanchez, Jr. was found south of the border in Matamoros.

The Harlingen home health care provider went missing in Mexico on the weekend of May 10th.

Sanchez was supposed to coach a youth soccer game but never made it to the field.

Family members reported that 49-year-old man's body was found over the weekend.

The Harlingen man TMs remains have since been returned to the United States.

Action 4 News spoke to Tamaulipas State Police about the investigation.

No word on arrests or suspects at this time but the case is been assigned to homicide detectives.

Funeral arrangements for Sanchez are being handled at the Rudy Garza Funeral Home off East Harrison Avenue in Harlingen.

A prayer service is expected to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday with a funeral service at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Burial is expected to follow at the Rose Lawn Cemetery in La Feria.

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