Jim Wells County deputies were investigating what sheriff Daniel J. Bueno is a describing as a murder Friday.

Not a lot of details were immediately available and the investigation is still in its preliminary stages, but Bueno said the victim, a young woman, was found about three miles each of Orange Grove.

"It appears we have a murder in our hands," Bueno said.

Bueno said investigators were talking to the family of the victim at midway Friday.

The Alice Echo-News Journal will continue to follow this story and provide updates as they become available.