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Sheriff's Office: Body of missing Las Lomas teen found

The Starr County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help Saturday in locating 16-year-old Agustin Garcia of Las Lomas, who was last seen Friday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of the Starr County Sheriff's Office)

Update: The body of 16-year-old Agustin Garcia was found Saturday with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound near a brush area by La Santa Cruz, according to information released by Maj. Carlos Delgado, a spokesman for the Starr County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office says no further information about the case will be released at this time.

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Original Story: The Starr County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help Saturday in locating a missing teen from Las Lomas, a subdivision east of Rio Grande City.

Agustin Garcia, 16, of Las Lomas was last seen Friday afternoon playing basketball, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office.

Garcia's mother, Rosa Garcia, says she last spoke to Agustin via phone at about 8:30 p.m.

Garcia has brown hair and brown eyes, weighs 150 pounds and is about 5' 10" in height. He was last seen wearing a black muscle shirt and black shorts.

Investigators say they are in communication with a cellular provider to ping Garcia's cell phone. Garcia has no known drug use, according to the news release.

The Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information about Garcia's whereabouts to call the Starr County Sheriff's Office at 956-487-5571


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