Death of Laguna Heights man ruled a homicide

Port Isabel-South Padre Press

Brownsville Police detectives have identified the body of a man found on the 6900 block of California Road as Maximiliano Galvan, 23, of Laguna Heights. As of late Wednesday evening, investigators have ruled Galvan’s death a homicide. Brownsville public information officer, J.J. Treviño states, “labeling this case a homicide is a prudent part of the investigation.” Ricardo Dejesus Uvalle Flores is currently a person of interest in the case. He was last seen on Monday night with the victim and is believed to be driving the victim’s car.

Investigators are seeking the assistance of the public in locating the victim’s vehicle, a red 2005 Dodge Neon with Texas license plates DWD-2067.

On Tuesday morning around 9:40 a.m. officers responded to a welfare concern call. The caller reported a man lying on the side of road. When officers arrived to the location, Galvan was pronounced dead.

Time of death and actual cause remains unknown Treviño said, “It’s still early in the investigation. More information needs to be gathered to get a better picture.” Justice of the Peace Jonathon Garcia ordered an autopsy, however, the amount of time to complete the autopsy is completely unknown. “It depends on the workload of the pathologists,” Treviño said.

Anyone having any information about this case is asked to call the Brownsville Police Department at (956) 548-7000 or the Brownsville Crime Stoppers (956)546-TIPS[8477].

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