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Sheriff Javier Salazar gives an update on the discovery of human remains in Southeast Bexar County.
The Bexar County Sheriff's Office has launched a homicide investigation following the discovery of human remains in Southeast Bexar County, KSAT reports
The body was discovered along the side of the road at the 9200 block of S. W.W. White Road in a rural portion of far Southeast Bexar County, according to BCSO officials.
In a live-streamed press conference
on Thursday afternoon, Sheriff Javier Salazar said a county work crew cleaning up trash in the area found "what they believed to just be a bundle" while picking up trash bags along the roadway.
"They stopped, saw that it appeared to be a human body wrapped in a tarp, and then they called for us," Salazar said.
"At this point, it's too early to tell if it is indeed a homicide," he added. He also said authorities have yet to determine the ages of the deceased or whether the body is male or female.
Based on insect activity, the body was likely left at the scene relatively recently, Salazar also noted.
The BCSO homicide unit was joined by the mobile crime lab to process the scene on Thursday. As of press time, BCSO has yet to issue further updates on the matter.
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