The body of a young Hispanic man was found dead on the side of the road on Tuesday morning on County Road 481 off of Farm-to-Market 1930, south of Jim Wells County.
A motorist noticed a human body on the grassy area on the side of the road and called authorities. The deceased appeared to have been only wearing a pair of dark colored shorts and laying on his back.
Deputies immediately secured the crime scene.
The man who is believed to be in his 20s or 30s did not have any identification on him, according to JWC Lt. Alan Gonzalez.
Sheriff Daniel Bueno has not ruled out foul play. Investigators are waiting to hear from the medical examiner on the cause of death.
Lt. Gonzalez said the department is working on two investigations on this case; to determine the manner in which the deceased died and to identify the man.
Details are limited due to the pending identification of the deceased and the notification of his family.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the sheriff's department at 361-668-0341 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 361-664-TIPS.