By DINA ARÉVALO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
The body of a man found in Matamoros, Mexico Wednesday is believed to be that of missing San Antonio teen, Justin Kirby Walker.
According to Cameron County Park Rangers, Walker, 18, was reported missing on Saturday, March 19, hours after he attended an Ultimate Music Experience (UME) concert at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort on South Padre Island. “Walker was last seen walking out from the U.M.E. concert at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday,” a statement released by the park rangers reads.
“We got a report just a few minutes ago … that they found a body in Matamoros,” said Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio at approximately 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. “The face is kind of distorted,” Lucio added, making it difficult to identify the body, but he said that the clothing seemed to match descriptions of what Walker was last seen wearing.
That report was confirmed by an officer with the Mexican Federal Ministerial Police’s Comandante Grupo de Homicidios, Isidro Torres. “El otro cadaver, dice que vestia un pantalone corto — un short corto — y una playera azul,” Torres said, explaining that the body had been found dressed in a pair of shorts and a blue t-shirt.
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