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2012-08-02

DPS seeks public's help in double homicide on border

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The Texas Rangers and the Maverick County Sheriff's Office are trying to identify two homicide victims found near Eagle Pass on May 22.

Authorities are asking for the public's help on both sides of the border in identifying the two male victims, who may be from Mexico.A $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for their deaths.

The victims were discovered in an irrigation canal at FM 1588, which is also known as Thompson Road, north of Eagle Pass. Both men were shot in the head.

A Texas Ranger forensic artist composed post-mortem renderings of the victims to assist in the case.

The victim pictured to the left was a Hispanic male between 19 and 22 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches in height, approximately 130 pounds, with wavy black hair and brown eyes. He had a barbed wire tattoo on his upper right arm and the letter "A" tattooed on his upper left arm. He also had a rubber wristband inscribed with the words "Germany" and "Brazil."

The second victim, pictured above right, was a Hispanic male, between 17 and 19 years of age, about 6 feet tall, approximately 160 pounds, with short straight black hair, brown eyes and a mole on his left cheek near his ear. He was wearing a black string necklace with a small medal of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

For images of the personal effects found with the victims, visit

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/director_staff/public_information/pr073012photos.htm.

Anyone with information regarding the murders or identity of the victims is urged to call Armando Guzman of the Maverick County Sheriff's Office at 830-773-2321 or the Texas Rangers at 830-703-1202.

Pictured: Unidentified double homicide victims