Body Found In Field Believed To Be Missing Person

CAMERON COUNTY, Texas - The Cameron County Sheriff’s Department believes a missing person, Teresa Perez, also known as Terry, is the same person who was found in a field in Laureles.

Laureles is a small community between Los Fresnos and San Benito. Perez was a resident of the town and was last seen on August 20. On August 29, authorities found a body who they now believe might be Perez.

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio held a press conference and said the body was found on a field in a decomposing state.

“We don't know at this point if that is the deceased person, we are looking for which is Terry. Or if it was somebody else. It was badly decomposed. At the present time, she was picked up and taken to the morgue.”

Sheriff Lucio believes no foul play was involved. There are no signs of injury. The body has been sent for identification. The sheriff's office has not confirmed that the body they found is that of Perez.

“It's very possible that it is her, but due to the state of the decomposing body it is difficult at the present time to confirm if it is or not.”

Sheriff Lucio said results that will confirm the body's identity could come in within the next 24 hours. The Cameron County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information to come forward.


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