Bexar County deputies are searching for the body of an illegal immigrant from Guatemala who may have died while walking with a group through south Bexar County, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Sheriff Javier Salazar says his office was notified by the apparent victim's family that they had been told by his traveling companions through social media that he 'suffered a medical episode' while walking through the area south of San Antonio.
"They said they left him under a tree while he was dead or in the process of dying," Salazar says he was told.
He says the Sheriff's department is using aircraft and searchers on horseback to try to find the body in the area of Loop 1604 and Pleasanton Rd. on the far south side.
"My understanding is that he was with a group that was making the trek through San Antonio," Salazar said. "They stopped at a ranch here to eat, and about twenty minutes from where they stopped, he started having cardiac issues. We are fully expecting to find a body under a tree somewhere.
This search comes as deputies are also looking for clues in the discovery of skeletal remains off Specht Rd. on the north side, which may be the remaisn of missing businesswoman Andreen McDonald, who vanished from her upscale north side home in January. He says a positive identification of thsoe remains may take several days.