Tattoos used to identify body found in Weslaco
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:52:59 GMT —
Family members have identified a man whose decomposed body was found inside a Weslaco apartment.
Weslaco police believe 35-year-old Uriel Hugo Garza-Campos was strangled to death four to six days before his body was found.
Investigators recovered his body from an apartment off South Border Avenue and West 2nd Street after neighbors complained about a foul odor.
Family members identified Garza-Campos through tattoos but investigators are waiting on a final match through fingerprints.
Investigators said family last saw him last Monday around noon.
The family told police that Garza-Campos had a 2001 Green Ford Mustang with Texas license plates CBX-7470 that is now missing.
Weslaco police believe the vehicle is stolen and may be connected with the murder.
According to Garza-Campos' Facebook page, he was born in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas but graduated from McAllen High School.
Garza-Campos was not married but was close to his family.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Weslaco Crime Stoppers at (956) 968-TIPS or (956) 968-8477.